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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more


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While on lexapro can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)? Why isn't aleve safe?

While on lexapro can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)? Why isn't aleve safe?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is ok: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (such as lexapro) may enhance the antiplatelet effect of NSAID (such as Aleve/Advil). NSAID may diminish the therapeutic effect of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors. That being said, many of my patients take both with no problems. ...Read more

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Can I use pamprin that contains pamabrom and pyrilamine and acetaminophen if im on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Can I use pamprin that contains pamabrom and pyrilamine and acetaminophen if im on lexapro (escitalopram)?

Combination of: Pyrilamine (a component of pamprin) and escitalopram may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. If you experience difficulties consult your prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) multi symp cold meds tonight not realizing it could potentially interact with my 5mg dose of lexapro. Last dose of lexapro was mon am.?

I took Tylenol (acetaminophen) multi symp cold meds tonight not realizing it could potentially interact with my 5mg dose of lexapro. Last dose of lexapro was mon am.?

Serotonin syndrome: Lexapro+dextromethorphan increase serotonin levels. High likelihood serious/life-threatening interaction. Signs and symptoms of XS serotonin: Agitation/restlessness, confusion, rapid heart rate and high blood pressure, dilated pupils, loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles, muscle rigidity, heavy sweating, diarrhea. If Sxs severe and worsening seek emergency care, Best regards, ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro & shouldn't mix Advil but I get a lot of headaches (not sure why, possibly tension? What alternatives are there? Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't cut it

I'm on Lexapro & shouldn't mix Advil but I get a lot of headaches (not sure why, possibly tension? What alternatives are there? Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't cut it

Water: Make sure to drink plenty of water, this should help with any head aches, you may feel like you are hungry but drink plenty of water and if the feeling hasn't gone away let me know :]. ...Read more

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Ian taking 10mg of lexapro, lately I have been experiencing a stiff neck and headaches, I read you cannot take aleve or Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Ian taking 10mg of lexapro, lately I have been experiencing a stiff neck and headaches, I read you cannot take aleve or Advil, Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

Lexapro (escitalopram) versus l-theanin, which works?

For what purpose?: Each is a chemical substance and can help different individuals, some the same individual. Discuss this with your doctor to assess the best treatment trial for you! ...Read more

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I take L-theanine (200mg) with vyvanse (60mg). I just started lexapro (5mg, going up to 10mg next week) yesterday. Is the l-theanine okay with SSRI?

I take L-theanine (200mg) with vyvanse (60mg). I just started lexapro (5mg, going up to 10mg next week) yesterday. Is the l-theanine okay with SSRI?

Yes, but..: Lexapro interacts with Vyvanse to possibly increase Vyvanse side effects, eg. jitteriness, anxiety, racing thoughts. Prescribing doc should monitor dose changes closely. If you experience any of these symptoms or similar, notify your doc to review and reassess for med drug interactions. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How much paracetamol is too much?

Paracetamol dose: Healthy adult weighing more than 50 kg can take 1 gram of paracetamol every 6 hourly per day, maximum recommended dosage in a day is 4 grams. Anything more than this would be too much. If someone has health issues maximum recommended dosage might be different for them. ...Read more

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Is ten paracetamol in 24hours dangerous?

Is ten paracetamol in 24hours dangerous?

Short term no: On a one time or very short term basis this should not cause any problems it is recommended that one not use more than 3000mg Acetaminophen in any given day certainly not a
on a routine basis this could lead to liver or kidney damage. ...Read more

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Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

Is 30mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) too much?

We are all different: Dosages vary by height, weight, and how your body metabolizes the drug, so to answer your question, could be a yes or a no depending. Working with your doctors regarding effectiveness, side-effects, and your goals for treatment may help determine a more optimized dose. ...Read more

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What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

What is lexapro (escitalopram)? Why is it commonly prescribed?

SSRI: Lexapro (escitalopram) is a "selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor" (SSRI) commonly used to treat depression and chronic anxiety. Similar medicines include Prozac, Zoloft, Celexa, and Paxil (paroxetine). They all work similarly but differ a little in their usual side-effects. ...Read more

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Is Valium safe with paracetamol?

Rather safe: Apart from both drugs being metabolized by liver, you can the two together occasionally but do ask your prescriber as you may have other conditions to consider. ...Read more

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Can 13 paracetamol tablets kill me?

Can 13 paracetamol tablets kill me?

If you are having: Thoughts about killing yourself, please be seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you. If need be, you can call 911 for emergency services &they can provide transport. You can call the national suicide hotline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more

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Lexapro (escitalopram) side effects?

See below: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri and is basically the "pure" form of citalopram. Most common se's effects are constipation, decreased sexual drive, GI problems, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache, sweating, decreased appetite, and disrupted sleep. Many symptoms subside after 2 to 3 weeks. Stay on the medication for a couple of months to give it a chance to work. Often people quit too soon! ...Read more

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Is bioflu same as flugard paracetamol?

BIO FLU -- FLUGARD: No. Bioflu is phenylephrine, chlorphenamine, & paracetamol; Flugard paracetamol, as far as I can tell, is pure paracetamol. In the USA paracetamol is known as acetaminophen. The name Flugard is the name of a person & a company. ...Read more

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Paracetamol for 20kg child how many ml?

Paracetamol for 20kg child how many ml?

?? strength of med??: The usual dosage is 10-15 mg/kg up to every 4 hours. For a 20kg kid that would be 200-300mg. The concentration of various products varies & you must vary the amount by its concentration. ...Read more

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Can I take paracetamol with betahistine?

Can I take paracetamol with betahistine?

Combined meds: Hi there are no known contraindications or precautions to using the two together. ...Read more

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Does paracetamol helps against influenza?

Prevention or Tx?: Paracetamol will not help prevent transmission of influenza virus but may help you to feel a little better if you have the flu. ...Read more

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Why paracetamol IV can cause sudden death?

Overdose: Other than an overdose I am not sure that death is a significant risk. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause bleeding?

Lexapro (escitalopram): Very rare side-effect is GI bleeding from decrease platelet count. Caution if use with Aspirin or Anticoagulants. ...Read more

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Does paracetamol affect Microgynon 30 ED?

No: Paracetamol or acetaminophen can be taken safely with oral contraceptives. ...Read more