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Please describe the medication: propoxyphene and acetaminophen?

Please describe the medication: propoxyphene and acetaminophen?

Many side effects: Also, known as darvon/darvocet most pain physicians have stopped rx. Basically works on opioid receptors but linked to overdose if taken with alcohol and other sedatives. There is a black box warning for increased risk of suicide and should not be taken by actively depressed individual. Not a pain killer I would recommend. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Propoxyphene And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Also known as darvon/darvocet most pain physicians have stopped rx. Basically works on opioid receptors but linked to overdose if taken with alcohol and other sedatives . There is a black box warning for increased risk of suicide and should not be taken by actively depressed individual. Not a pain ...Read more


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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Darvocet: A pain killer which has been removed off the market due to association with cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Treat pain: But propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. Was shown to cause heart rhythm problems and was taken off market in 90s in US. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate 650 mg / 100 mg. pills to leave your system?

How much time does it take for acetaminophen and propoxyphene napsylate 650 mg / 100 mg. pills to leave your system?

Depends on what you: Are really asking. Firstly, darvon isn't even available legally in this country, mainly because it 1) doesn't work and is essentially a placebo and 2) it caused a number of heart rhythm problems. It can however cause overdose and addiction. I don't even know if it is tested for in most testing kits. It is a short-acting drug but its metabolites stick around and can be detected for 2-4 days. ...Read more

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Can I give my baby adult medication like acetaminophen?

Can I give my baby adult medication like acetaminophen?

Yes, But!: But not the same dose. Must be age and weight adjusted to be safe. Note, the liquid tylenol (acetaminophen) for children recommends you ask your doctor if child is less than 2 years old, and so you should ask your doctor to help you adjust the correct dose for your child. I agree with dr. Lindor and katz that it is better not to adjust it on your own, and not to give an adult medicine to an infant. ...Read more

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My medication hydro codons-acetaminophen 7.5-325 make me irratable. Is there anything I can do to help this?

Unfortunate side eff: This is an unfortunate side effect of hydrocodone. The only way to help it would be to stop the hydrocodone and try your luck with a different narcotic agent as directed by your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is the medication tempra (acetaminophen) bad to take while pregnant?

Is the medication tempra (acetaminophen) bad to take while pregnant?

Safe: Tempra is just Tylenol (acetaminophen, aka paracetamol) sold in places outside the US. It is usually considered safe, though in some studies there is an association between frequent maternal use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and asthma in early childhood. Occasional use is considered safe. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication can be taken with meloxacam besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What over-the-counter pain medication can be taken with meloxacam besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Stick to Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Meloxicam is a nsaid. You're not going to want to take any ibuprofen, naproxen, Aspirin with this medicine. The only otc med choice left is acetaminophen. Take care. If you need something stronger, talk with your pcp about something prescription. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

Please describe the medication: acetaminophen and codeine?

Pain Med: This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Codeine can be habit-forming. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen)?

Please describe the medication: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen)?

See below: Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) contains a combination of tramadol and acetaminophen. Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of tramadol.

Ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) is used to treat moderate to severe pain. ...Read more

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Are there any medications for the flu/ cold that contain no acetaminophen?

Are there any medications for the flu/ cold that contain no acetaminophen?

Ibuprofen & aspirin: For adults, Ibuprofen in its many brand names can be very helpful in managing fever and muscle aches. Aspirin is not used for children due to its association with reyes syndrome, a serious and possibly vatal disorder. Remember lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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If I am allergic to acetaminophen, what other medications should I stay away from?

If I am allergic to acetaminophen, what other medications should I stay away from?

Not come across one!: Good evening, during my 40 years of practice, I have not come across a patient with an allergy to acetaminophen. I do not see any reason to worry about other medications, you need to avoid. When we say allergy, we mean a reaction due to presence of a specific antibody that causes symptoms of allergy. I am not aware of any test to show that I have an allergy to acetaminophen. We worry about toxicit. ...Read more

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If i took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus nighttime medication now?

Yes: Because these 2 are from different classes of medication, it is fine to alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a short term basis. I am also assuming that you have normal liver and kidney function. However, if your symptoms do not improve with this regimen, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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I have stabbing headachesis there anything besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter drugs I can use as effective medication?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medication has a normal dose of hydrocodone but a very low dose of acetaminophen?

All of them will: The fda has just required all companies making combination products to stop putting any more than 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) into these products. In addition, a single-drug pill with extended release hydrocodone was approved by the fda, but is not on the market. It does not have a formulation that deters abuse, and many of us are very concerned about a product with lots of hydrocodone (possibly 30 mg). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used to treat headache, muscle aches, toothaches, and fevers.
In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe when given in therapeutic doses by the physician.
There are many over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) medications which may cause side effects: nausea and vomiting insomnia skin rash, hives, or itching
sore throat fatigue
liver damage
talk to your parents about your symptoms and see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more

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What is a similar medication to Tylenol (acetaminophen) that is stronger that people allergic to Advil can take?

Depends: If the allergic reaction was hives /swelling, then Aleve and Mobic (meloxicam) would likely be tolerated. If the reaction was asthma, then Rx Celebrex is the only NSAID to be used. ...Read more

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I took medicine that contains acetaminophen (mucus and sinus relief)how long can I wait to switch medication that also contains acetaminophenn dayquil?

4 hours minmum: First check to see if medication is long acting. If so, wait 6-8 hours if possible. Minimal time between different meds with same ingredient should be 4 hours. Do not exceed total of 3, 000mgs acetominophen per day. ...Read more

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My 2.5yr old has a temperature of 99.1. I don't think Tylenol (acetaminophen) is needed, but my wife thinks this needs medication. What is medically appropriate?

A rectal, ear, or : Temporal artery temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above is considered a fever. Normal temperatures vary between 97-100.3 degrees F. In humans, daily temperature rises from late afternoon — early evening & falls from midnight — early morning. See http://www.allkids.org/PediatricSymptomChecker/housecalls3tab_english/peds/fever_howtotaketemp.html. So, no, you don't have to give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for 99.1. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Propoxyphene (Definition)

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