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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

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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?

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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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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Can you get high on Acetaminophen?

Can you get high on Acetaminophen?

No: tylenol (acetaminophen) by itself should not have that effect. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be harmful and even deadly if not taken appropriately though. ...Read more

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