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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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Is a dosage of 1500mg of acetaminophen at one time safe for a 28 yr old female weighing 210lbs?

Is a dosage of 1500mg of acetaminophen at one time safe for a 28 yr old female weighing 210lbs?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not safe: That is a high dose and if repeated on any regular basis will put your liver health at risk. ...Read more

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Is it safe, and more effective, to take OTC ibuprofen + acetaminophen together for suppressing pain of a recent injury? What dosage would be safe?

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 more

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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.

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.

Ans: Watch out for Tylenol (acetaminophen) for it is metabolized through the liver. Now you did not say your hepatitis was active. Know what your liver enzymes are. But best to avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen). Also why are you taking all this pain medication? ...Read more

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Been takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Been  takin tylenol (acetaminophen) 500mg for 2days 3-4 times a day 2pills each dose is this safe?

Correct dosage is:: The adult dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) Extra Strength is 2 tabs every 6 hours ( no more than 6 tabs in 24 hours unless directed by your physician). This is assuming you have no other medical problems. ...Read more

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I had quite a few alcoholic drinks about 24 hours ago, is it safe to take my tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 dose or should i wait longer?

I had quite a few alcoholic drinks about 24 hours ago, is it safe to take my tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 dose or should i wait longer?

Safer to wait: In general it is best not to combine alcohol with controlled medications. You run the risk of accidental overdose, respiratory suppression and aspiration. When it comes to metabolism of alcohol, the blood level declines in a predictable way. Better wait since we don't have enough information. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) of i have Gilbert's disease? What would be a sAfe dose for fever?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) of i have Gilbert's disease? What would be a sAfe dose for fever?

Yes: Gilberts is a benign disease and not a problem your liver is okay you can take at least 3 g a day of Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Been taking xtea stregnth tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg 3-4 times a day 2pill each dose for 3 days is this safe i have high blood pressure?

Been taking xtea stregnth tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg 3-4 times a day 2pill each dose for 3 days is this safe i have high blood pressure?

At the MAX!: Hi. My advice would be to never exceed 4 grams of acetaminophen/24 hours, and generally not more than 3 grams. It's not the high blood pressure that worries me, it's the liver toxicity of acetaminophen. ...Read more

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