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Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) and nyquil 12 hours apart?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) and nyquil 12 hours apart?

Yes: If you are taking recommended doses that should be ok. However, you can also purchase nyquil without acetominophen. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) and nyquil at the same time?

Yes, but no need: Nyquil contains acetaminophen, the active ingredient in tylenol. No need to double dose. Tylenol is very same, so lokiely no harm would come from it. Still, I would not take more medication than I need. ...Read more

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Can I take NyQuil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM together? I am so sick.

Can I take NyQuil and Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM together? I am so sick.

I don't think so: I think most over the counter meds for colds are worse than useless. The side effects can be as bad as the symptoms. Coldeez is the only clinically proven treatment that shortens the course of a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Fluids, a Vick's nasal inhaler, blowing not sniffing are your best bet. Chloraseptic or cepastat can ease a sore throat and help with a tickle. See doc if no better ...Read more

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How long should I wait to take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 after taking nyquil?

How long should I wait to take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 after taking nyquil?

Not a great combo: Not my favorite cocktail. Cough suppressants can inhibit breathing, as can the Codeine in tylenol (acetaminophen) 3. Probably not entirely unsafe, but I wouldn't recommend these be taken together. ...Read more

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I took 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM & A Standard Dosage of Nyquil, will I be okay?

I took 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM & A Standard Dosage of Nyquil, will I be okay?

Yes: Maximum dose of Acetomenophen (Tyleno) for an adult is 3gms per day. Just don't take more than the recommended dose of Nyquil. Feel better! ...Read more

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Will you die if you take 220 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm and 2 12 ounce bottles of nyquil?

Will you die if you take 220 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm and 2 12 ounce bottles of nyquil?

Wanting to Die: We have developed a culture here on health tap where we do not answer this question. We do not in any way want to assist in suicide. Anyone asking this question needs help and can be helped. We appreciate the reaching out here in the cyber community, but this is serious. Please call the crisis line in the county you live in arizona and ask for help. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe to mix nyquil (acetaminophen 325 mg- dmx 15 mg and doxylamine 6.25 mg) with 3 benedryls (25 mg)?

Wouldn't suggest it.: Nyquil is a very sedating medication. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is also quite sedating - especially taking 75mg's. The two together in my opinion will be too sedating and possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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Last night, I had two 500 mg aceteminophen tylenols (acetaminophen). A few hours later I had two 325 mg nyquils, and feel awful ever since. Too much aceteminophen?

Last night, I had two 500 mg aceteminophen tylenols (acetaminophen). A few hours later I had two 325 mg nyquils, and feel awful ever since. Too much aceteminophen?

Possibly: Acetominophenis also sold as tylenolr. Depends on version of nyquil you took. Generally in healthy patients we advise no more than 1000 mg every eight hours. Above that level and in patients with liver disorder, that dose could be even less. I would recommend contacting your doctor to see if you should have liver function tests. Acetominophen overdose can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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I took tylenol (acetaminophen) cold at 6am and Advil at 3pm is it safe to take nyquil at 9pm?

I took tylenol (acetaminophen) cold at 6am and Advil at 3pm is it safe to take nyquil at 9pm?

Yes.: Nyquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) so you want to be sure not to take it with tylenol (acetaminophen) cold. Too much Acetaminophen can damage your liver. ...Read more

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Can I take a sleep medicine with famotidine such as night time Nyquil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Yes: Usually, there is no interaction with famotidine and nyquil or tylenol (acetaminophen) PM. Some recommend avoiding the combination with a different pain medication such as enteric-coated naproxen as the combination may result in premature dissolution of enteric coating, potentially increasing risk of stomach ulcers sometimes associated with naproxen. ...Read more

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I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can I take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just tylenol (acetaminophen)?

I am 17 weeks pregnant. Can I take dayquil? Nyquil? Or just tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Yes you can, but: For the shortest period, and tell your doctor about it, dayquil/nyquil are combo meds with varying degree of safety with pregnancy, read the labels carefully. Wish you an uneventful pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more

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My daughter has a fever and cough combination can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Nyquil or Robitussin?

My daughter has a fever and cough combination can she take Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Nyquil or Robitussin?

Cough meds for kids: If your daughter is less than 6 yrs old, cough medicine aren't recommended, as they have been shown to be not only ineffective, but may be harmful. Medicines like Nyquil May particularly harm children due to their unwanted effects on heart. Your daughter prob has a viral infection so get your PMD to see her if she doesn't improve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 4-5 days or sooner iher gen condition deteriorates. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cold but I take klonipin, omeprazole & Claritin daily. Is it save to vitamin (s) & Tylenol (acetaminophen) & nyquil? Claritin is taken in the am

I have a horrible cold but I take klonipin, omeprazole & Claritin daily. Is it save to vitamin (s) & Tylenol (acetaminophen) & nyquil? Claritin is taken in the am

Yes: In fact if you need omeprazole daily, you will need to take magnesium and possible calcium supplement + vit D3 as well since omeprazole reduces magnesium and probably calcium absorption. ...Read more

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Can you take nyquil severe cold and flu with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Can you take nyquil severe cold and flu with norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Yes, but. . .: Just b/c you can, doesn't mean you should. Chat w/prescribing doc re potential drug-drug interactions (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=71-8487, 53-17161) btwn Hydrocodone (part of Norco) & Doxylamine (part of some Nyquil products). Also, don't exceed 3g/d acetaminophen (found in both Nyquil & Norco). Also, be sure to avoid alcohol w/either/both. Get well soon! ...Read more

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What's better to take for a throat ache, acetaminophen or ibuprofen or nyquil?

Whatever works: For a sore throat, there is no controlled study that I know of that answers the question of relief of pain for a sore throat. Inasmuch as the most common cause of sore throat is viral, you should drink a lot of fluids and take the pain medicine that gives you the best relief. Except for Acetaminophen (tylenol) the other meds are known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. They are similar. ...Read more

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Is nyquil nighttime helpful to take if I am stuffed up and a sore throat to be able to sleep or is something else better? Tylenol (acetaminophen) c/f didn't help much

Is nyquil nighttime helpful to take if I am stuffed up and a sore throat to be able to sleep or is something else better? Tylenol (acetaminophen) c/f didn't help much

Ask your pharmacist: There are many different cold and flu concoctions available, and they target different symptoms. Ask you pharmacist to help you decide which OTC preparation can best help your symptoms. Pharmacists are very well educated and knowledgeable health care professionals, who can be a fount of assistance. If your symptoms persists more than a week or so, seek your doctors help. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.

How many days can I safely take acetaminophen (in NyQuil) for my sore throat (my doc recommended it)? Not strep. It's the only way I can sleep.

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Like so many things, tylenol (acetaminophen) is good except in overdose. The more reliable estimates are that tylenol (acetaminophen) overdoses (including intentional) produce serious harm rarely. Make sure you are NOT taking additional tylenol (acetaminophen) AT THE SAME TIME as nyquil (percocet, other cold meds, headache meds ALL have it among others).
Don't overdose, no limit on how many times you can take it. ...Read more

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Breast implant surgery feb 7th, starting to feel sick with headache and flu symptoms. Can I take nyquil? I am suppose to only take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.

Yes.: Yes, the use of this medication should not pose a problem. However, be careful that you inform your surgeon if you remain ill immediately prior to the procedure; patients undergoing elective breast surgery should be free of any source of potential bacteremia and free of any pulmonary involvement… best wishes. ...Read more

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Could it be okay to mix niquil (acetaminophen 325 mg- dmx 15 mg and doxylamine 6.25 mg) with 3 benedryls (25 mg)?

The reason?: I see no problem with acetaminophen being in the mix but taking 3 benadryl plus doxylamine may cause drowsiness and even constipation even though you may well be able to tolerate the combination. The question is what are you trying to treat? ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to take nyquil cold which has acetominaphen after taking 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

How long do I have to wait to take nyquil cold which has acetominaphen after taking 1 advil (ibuprofen)?

You don't: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are in different classes / families of medicines, so you can take them together if desired. ...Read more

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Can I overdose on acetaminophen?

Can I overdose on acetaminophen?

Please do not.: If you are considering an overdose, please call 911 or your nearest emergency room. Do not harm yourself. You risk serious and irreversible damage to your body. ...Read more

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