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Safe Dosage Of Acetaminophen
Tylenol is not safe: That is a high dose and if repeated on any regular basis will put your liver health at risk. ...Read more
Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?
Safe to combine but: It is safe to combine but often it is unneccsary.You can take 400to600mgm of ibuprophen every six hours if you do not have allergy to it or Aspirin and no history of stomach ulcer.You can start with 400 mgm and if does not help increase to 600 mgm.If that does not give you relief for short time you can add acetamino 650 mgm to 1000 mgm every 4 o 6 hours need prescription pain meds if pain too bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I`ve hep c - nsaids cause upset stomach,does acetaminophen is safe for me,to combat fever,if yes which dosage and duration of time.
In high doses, yes: Too much alcohol is damaging to the liver. Too much Acetaminophen is damaging to the liver. The two together have a synergistic effect, which means the two together are more damaging than high doses of either one alone. So very high doses at one time could be fatal, and moderate doses over time with the two may cause eventual liver failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the correct dosage for acetaminophen for a 7 month old and 22.8 pound baby? I am giving him1.25 ml every 4 hours and doesn't seems to working
150mg per dose: The dose for a 22lb (10kg) baby is 150mg of tylenol (acetominophen) every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain or fever. If the baby is very fussy and/or the tylenol is not helping, the parent can call the doctor for what to do. Sometimes serious illnesses can start with routine cold symptoms in a baby. Sometimes they need to be on antibiotics for an infection, so a doctor's exam is beneficial. ...Read more
5yo daughter fever for 9 days now. Temp at 39.9c highest, reacts to acetaminophen to <37.5 but climbs back post dosage time.
Fever not breaking. why?
Needs diagnosis: You should take your child to a doctor to figure out 'what' is going on. Acetaminophen will indeed 'mask' the fever, but you need to find out the 'root cause' of the problem. For any fever that's prolonged like this, she needs a thorough evaluation. I don't want to scare you, but a self-limited illness should be done and over with by now. An infectious diseases specialist would be able to help. ...Read more
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