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I took seven acetaminophen wallgreens brand extra strength pills. What can happen?

I took seven acetaminophen wallgreens brand extra strength pills. What can happen?

Large dose: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or acetominophen in large doses can cause severe liver damage and death. You took 3500 mg. If spread over twenty four hours you exceeded max recommended dose by 500 mg. Should be ok alternatively taken at one time would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Is eaquate brand acedemenophen okay to take with the tylenol (acetaminophen) recall?

Yes: None of the generics were recalled, so any of them are perfectly safe to use. Be sure if you are using for a child, though, that you know the dose to give based on child's weight and how much is in each tsp of the formulation you actually have. ...Read more

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I gave my 3 year old expired acetaminophen. It was a brand new bottle ...but it is expired by 18 months. Should I be worried?

I gave my 3 year old expired acetaminophen. It was a brand new bottle ...but it is expired by 18 months. Should I be worried?

No worries: The purpose of expiration dates are to limit the period for which the manufacturer is responsible for quality and effectiveness. There is no evidence that using medicine past the expiration is harmful. ...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?

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

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe with store brand allergy medicine?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold severe with store brand allergy medicine?

Possibly, see below: It's always hard to tell with these combination products. The best thing to do is to look at the active ingredient list side-by-side. They're usually good at telling you what each ingredient does (cough suppressant, antihistamine, etc.). If two of the same ingredient are in each product - for example, two antihistamines - and especially if both products contain acetaminophen, do *not* take both. ...Read more

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Generic acetaminophen rarely works for my headaches but name brand Tylenol always does. Why is this? I thought it was the exact same thing?

They should be: However the generic medicine manufactures are only held to a 70% purity when producing generic meds. Really with a generic med you are not getting the most pure form of the drug that is why it costs less aslo. Brand name tylenol is techiquely acetaminophen and it is 99% pure. In essence the brand tylenol will for the above reason will appear to be stronger. Hope that helps ...Read more

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