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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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For 4 months I have had severe buttock, thigh and shin pain. The only dose that helps now is 3, 10/325's of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bid. Is that safe?

For 4 months I have had severe buttock, thigh and shin pain. The only dose that helps now is 3, 10/325's of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) bid. Is that safe?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): "safety" with Norco applies 1st to making sure you are not taking too much tylenol (acetaminophen) per day. 3-4000 mg per day should be max to keep the liver safe. You are taking 1950mg (325x3x2). The other issue is chronic use of hydrocodone which can lead to addiction, and side effects of drowsiness, nausea, constipation, etc. ...Read more

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How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

How much tylenol (acetaminophen) dosage should you give your 4 year child who weighs 44 pounds?

300mg: A child who weighs 44 pounds/20kg should receive 300 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. You can administer that as approx 9 ml of children's tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What's the maximum dosage of acetaminophen that I can take while pregnant?

4 grams/day: The dosing is no different for pregnant women taking Acetaminophen than non-pregnant women. The max dose is 1 gram every 6 hours with a maximum of 4 grams per day. Importantly, this is assuming the person does not have kidney or liver problems, and is not an alcoholic. ...Read more

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I took 1 Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM & A Standard Dosage of Nyquil, will I be okay?

Yes: Maximum dose of Acetomenophen (Tyleno) for an adult is 3gms per day. Just don't take more than the recommended dose of Nyquil. Feel better! ...Read more

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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

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 (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain or fever. If the baby is very fussy and/or the tylenol (acetaminophen) 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

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Is it true that high dosage acetaminophen or paracetanol can kill you when mixed with alcohol?

Is it true that high dosage acetaminophen or paracetanol can kill you when mixed with alcohol?

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 more

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What is the recommended dosage and frequency of tempra (acetaminophen) 120mg/5ml for a 3 yr old weighing 15.5kg?

What is the recommended dosage and frequency of tempra (acetaminophen) 120mg/5ml for a 3 yr old weighing 15.5kg?

10 mg / kg / dose: Every 8 hours as needed, 6.5 ml in your case are just fine every 8 hous, but if fever isn't controlled, lasted more than few days, please check with your child's doctor, good luck ...Read more

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