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Can I take 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength in one dose?

Can I take 3 tylenol (acetaminophen) extra strength in one dose?

Not good idea: You should follow instructions on the bottle and do not take more than 4,000 grams in a 24 hour period. It is harmful to the liver. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I accidentally took a double dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Should I be worried? 500/25 mg x4

I accidentally took a double dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm. Should I be worried? 500/25 mg x4

No: In general for an adult patient without liver disease or dysfunction the maximum Tylenol (acetaminophen) per day is < 4g/day (<4000mg/day). All sources of Tylenol should be considered. The extra 50mg dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) may have other side effects like drowsiness, difficulty urinating. Taking this much Tylenol PM is not advised and should not be taken with alcohol. ...Read more

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Been takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Been  takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Correct dosage is:: The adult dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) Extra Strength is 2 tabs every 6 hours ( no more than 6 tabs in 24 hours unless directed by your physician). This is assuming you have no other medical problems. ...Read more

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Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered. How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

Baby weight is 26 pounds, tylenol (acetaminophen) 80 mg q6h prn ordered.  How much tylenol (acetaminophen) should be given in one dose?

That means 80mg/dose: A normal baby can take 6.8 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) per pound of body weight, in one dose. That means 6.8 mg x 26 pounds = 176.8 mg (but round down to 160 mg for simplicity). Tylenol (acetaminophen) is typically used for just 1-3 days. The baby's doctor may have recommended a smaller dose for some reason, as he knows the baby's details. ...Read more

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What is the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 16 month old that is 26lbs?

What is the correct dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) for 16 month old that is 26lbs?

160 mg (1 tsp): For a normal 26 pound child, take 26 pounds divided by 2.2 to equal 11.8 kilos weight. Multiply 15 mg x 11.8 kilos to equal 177mg, or about 160 mg, which is 1 teaspoon (5 ml, 5 cc) of the tylenol (acetaminophen) liquid. ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old in she is sick i no I am post a give her 1/4 of tylenol (acetaminophen). But how much can I give her in a day like how many doses. She is 9oz?

I have a 3 month old in she is sick i no I am post a give her 1/4 of tylenol (acetaminophen).  But how much can I give her in a day like how many doses. She is 9oz?

See dosing: http://www.getreliefresponsibly.com/acetaminophen-dosage/infants-and-children this website is very helpful for dosing. Why does she need tylenol? Does she have a fever? At three months it is wisest to have her seen before giving any medication....Especially when unsure of the dose. Surely she weighs more than 9 oz? 9 kilogtrams perhaps? Tylenol can be given every 4- 6 hours . Have her seen first. ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Can i give my 5 month old tylenol (acetaminophen)? If so at what dose and what brand of tylenol (acetaminophen) do you recommend is best? And how do u give it to her?

Yes: Tylenol is ok for 5 months. You can talk with your pharmacist and they will give you a chart on normal dose. If your child has some other health problem be sure and talk with the doctor. Generic tylenol is available at less cost that is acetaminophen. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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