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Vodka and painkillers I did a few shots of vodka a few hours ago and now my back is hurting. How long before I can take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Vodka and painkillers I did a few shots of vodka a few hours ago and now my back is hurting. How long before I can take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Whenever: As long as you are not making a habit out of it. The toxic dose of Acetaminophen (the active ingredient in tylenol (acetaminophen)) is more toxic together with alcohol, but it would take 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) four to six times a day before it might cause problems, unless your liver is already damaged. We metabolize about one drink per hour, so if a couple of hours have passed, there should be no problems. ...Read more

Painkiller (Definition)

"painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that ...Read more


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What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

What's the least organ damaging/most body friendly of the OTC painkillers? Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Advil, or Aleve? (I realize those are brand names...)

All are safe: None will injure you used as directed. Some folks get elevated liver function tests from even a little Tylenol (acetaminophen). Advil reversibly damages the kidneys if you get dehydrated on the stuff. Same for Aleve. Some folks get liver sensitivity to any of these. I would choose the one that gives you the best pain relief, drink plenty of water, and not worry about this. ...Read more

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Do painkillers eg. Panadol (acetaminophen) & panamax affect the birth control pill? Thanks. :)

Do painkillers eg. Panadol (acetaminophen) & panamax affect the birth control pill? Thanks. :)

No: There are no interactions between these medications (aka: apap, tylenol, acetaminophen, paracetamol), as long used as recommended and as long as you have a normal functioning liver and kidney. ...Read more

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I've been sick and taking painkillers every day for 5 days straight whether it would be Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Is this bad? Head still hurts

I've been sick and taking painkillers every day for 5 days straight whether it would be Advil, Aleve, or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Is this bad? Head still hurts

Minimal Danger: Long term (weeks to months) use of painkillers can be a problem, but there is likely no great risk to using them for five days. The more concerning thing is that you are not getting better. I would advise you to see a primary care doctor to find out a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best painkiller for degenerative disc disease I'm currently on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What is the best painkiller for degenerative disc disease I'm currently on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

No difference: There is no such thing as "best" or "worst" medication or painkiller, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

Had depo-medrol steroid injection on19th for allergies. Had shoulder surgery 3 weeks ago. Which painkillers are safe to take? Hydrocodone/acetaminophen?

None interact with: Injection, which is a small amount of drug in one spot and not everywhere.
Frankly, the slight risk is the meloxicam (aspirin like drugs potentially increasing the bleeding risk of the injection).
then there are separate issues about the safety of narcotics/tylenol/etc cannot say in your particular case, but generally, safe. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy if I take panadol/painkiller everyday for my headaches?

Is it unhealthy if I take panadol/painkiller everyday for my headaches?

Unhealthy: If you have daily headaches you must figure out the underlying reason. Too much panadol (acetaminophen) (acetaminiophen-usa) can affect your liver function. See a neurologist who is generally the headache specialist. ...Read more

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What are some generic painkillers?

What are some generic painkillers?

NSAIDs, acetaminophen: ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen sodium, acetylsalicylic acid, acetaminophen - for non-narcotic and available OTC in the U.S. This list does not include herbals. ...Read more

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Could I get a list of painkillers?

Could I get a list of painkillers?

Probably: My guess is you've found your way onto the internet to access health tap. You can also access all sorts of pain killer lists. There are so many I would not know where to begin.
Start by reading about 'analgesics'. You'll probably be up all night reading. Good luck! ...Read more

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How come painkillers never work on me?

How come painkillers never work on me?

Acute vs. Chronic: Acute pain can often be treated relatively quickly if right medication and right dose are used. Sometimes the medication cannot provide complete relief of pain. It may reduce but not eliminate pain completely.
There is no quick fix for chronic pain. If you use acute medication for chronic pain you won’t get any relief. Chronic pain medication used from different angles and often need a team work. ...Read more

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I have Beck pain, Can I take a painkiller?

I have Beck pain, Can I take a painkiller?

Extremely common.: Back pain is one of the most common symptoms leading people to see a physician. If is mild to moderate, see if a topical anesthetic (OTC), stretching, rest, and a bit of time will take care of it; if you can not tolerate the pain, perhaps try acetaminophen or ibuprofen OTC as long as you tolerate these meds. If severe or persistent, visit the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: painkiller?

Painkiller: "painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that is useful or effective. ...Read more

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Took too many painkillers and I'm in trouble. Please help me?

Go to ER, call 911: Typing something to an online bulletin board is not what to do when you are in trouble. Calling 911 and/or going to an er or urgent care is what you do when you are in trouble. If you took too many at one time, it is already far too late for any help - you got better or you didn't. If you are taking too many chronically, you may need a detox. Talk to your doctor about a referral to a program fast. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take painkillers if you don't need them?

What will happen if you take painkillers if you don't need them?

Loaded question: Why would you take them if you don't need them? All medicines have side-effects, some of them lethal. Taking a medicine for no reason isn't smart at all. NSAIDs can cause problems like stomach ulcers & kidney failure. Narcotics can cause respiratory depression and death.Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause liver failure-and death. Don't use medicines you don't need. Period. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any painkillers that don't get you high?

Yes: There are different pain medicines that do not make you high. If you have chronic pain you need to be followed by a pain doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take painkillers if I am on pronololo 80mg slow realese for aniexty? Everyday I take 1?

Is it ok to take painkillers if I am on pronololo 80mg slow realese for aniexty? Everyday I take 1?

Consult with doctor: You are under the care of a physician who has prescibed you medications. The physician needs to monitor you if you are going to take additional meds, something that no one can do over the internet. Please discuss your needs with your physician and treat the cause of the pain rather than the symptoms.

Feel better soon... ...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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