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Better options exist: Fioricet/ fiorinal is a barbiturate derivative, which can be highly addictive , and interact with many other drugs.The type and source of headaches must be established ie; classic migraine, chronic daily ha, clusterha, ect. Biofeedback has been shown to be an effective treatment. Some ha's are peripheral (occipital neuralgia). If ha's are frequent , a preventative drug is preferred( topamax, (topiramate) verapam. ...Read more
100% non-alcohol?: If it is absolutely alcohol free - there's no problem. If it's merely low alcohol - there might be so be certain. Make sure no one you drink with doesn't understand how very important it is - sometimes friends just think you're being too careful and will try to pass one on you. Be clear about it and you'll be ok. ...Read more
After took panadol (acetaminophen) cold and flu (paracetamol, phenylephrine hydrochloride), can I take actifed afterwards (triprolidine hydrochloride, pseudoephedrine?
No: You shouldn't use both at the same time. If you want to switch from one to the other, wait until it is time for your next dose of the panadol, (acetaminophen) but then take the actifed instead. They are different medicines, but act in almost exactly the same fashion, so taking them together will result in too high a dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep Aids: Most "pm" otc meds (tylenol (acetaminophen), advil, etc) contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl, an antihistamine), which is what makes you drowsy. It isn't addictive but can be overused in an abusive pattern. The biggest concern is that the tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is very hard on the liver. Some people use just the antihistamine to help sleep.See http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/howto.Html for non-medication sleep tips. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't see a ???: You list several meds but failed to ask a question. Please resubmit with a question. ...Read more
What over-the-counter items can ease withdrawal from fioricet with codeine (acetaminophen butalbital caffeine and codeine)?
Abuse: They do this to get a "high". ...Read more
Depends: The package insert says that alcohol can cause an Antabuse (disulfiram) reaction within 24 hours of drinking alcohol. However, in most cases, all detectable alcohol in blood and the body are gone within 8--10 hours, unless drinking has been very heavy and there is liver damage. If the drug is not deterring you from drinking, you should talk with your doctor about another anti-craving medication. ...Read more
No: They are two separate pain medications working on different pathways. If taken under the supervision of a doctor they are safe. If they are experimented with they can be lethal. ...Read more
Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with .5 mg diazepam (valium)?
Probably: I think you mean 5 mg of diazepam, not .5. 75 mg of diphenydramine is a bit high. Tegether, they synergize for additional sedation. Alone, it is probably not enough to be a problem, but if combined with other sedating agents or alcohol, you would be taking a risk, possibly a serious one. ...Read more
What happens if you overdose on abilify, Benadryl, Zoloft, zofran, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, and aspirin?
You call 911: That's what happens!Get a more detailed answer ›
Stay away from: Alcohol. A chronic heavy drinker (3 or more drinks per day) should not take tylenol (acetaminophen) at all. If you are an occasional drinker, do not both in less than 24 hours of each other. Women are more susceptible to liver damage from this combination, hence my suggestion, stay away from alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I take one tylenol (acetaminophen) for mild hangover? I almost never drink (avg<1 a month)but had a celebratory evening. I do take tylenol (acetaminophen) periodically.
Not good idea: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol combined not good for your liver. NSAIDs OTC is OK for headache.Hangover is always the unpleasant symptoms accompanied by headache nausea, fatigue, sensitivity to light and sound. Drink altos of water, rest and drink some Gatorade. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not bad: It's not bad, just remember to drink lots of fluids and don't take them on an empty stomach. The better solution is to try and not get a hangover in the first place. You can do this by not drinking excessively and staying hydrated. If you're getting hangovers every time you drink, then you should think long and hard about your drinking habits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hangover: The best thing for a hangover is plenty of hydration, rest, & time -- also avoiding getting that drunk in the first place. Tylenol (acetaminophen) could add to liver injury/inflammation that you created by excessive alcohol; advil (ibuprofen) would be safer in this respect but could aggravate alcohol-induced gastritis if it's there. B-complex w/extra thiamine (100 mg) may counter b-vitamin depletion from alcohol. ...Read more
Relief: You question does not include what you want relief from. Please re-submit your question w/more specifics and someone will likely try to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more
It's probably rare: Doctors don't have a crystal ball to look into the future, which means a doctor cannot predict whether or not a person will have some rare reaction. That's the way life is. However, in 25 years of practice, I have yet to meet a patient who is allergic to plain Tylenol containing only acetaminophen. ...Read more
Hi i just realized i took 2 tylenol’s at 8:30ishPM and took another pill 11:25PM. should i be worried??
I took 2 500 mg Tylenol not thinking about if I had taken 2 when I went to bed. Now I'm afraid I've taken 4 500 mg within an hour and a half of each?
Tylenol: In this particular case, you’re likely in okay shape. 4 grams is the daily dose limit for someone of your age who has a healthy liver. With that said, you’ll want to be extra careful in future now that you’ve had this scare. Do you need to be taking Tylenol regularly? You should be taking it for as short as possible for whichever condition you’re treating. If it’s not working, something more effec ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sounds ok: If a person had no prior problem with taking Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; and had no problem taking Tylenol #1 (acetaminophen and codeine) by itself, or either of its ingredients by themselves; then she should be ok taking Vimovo and Tylenol #1 together. They may cause stomach symptoms. Be sure to follow one's doctor's instructions. ...Read more
Read label...: If the formulation you are referring to has diphenhydramine in it, be careful about excess sedation when taking it with melatonin. If it only has acetaminophen in it, then do not exceed 3 grams in a 24 hour interval. Read the instructions to determine how much to take in a single dose. Good luck! ...Read more
Codeine: Codeine is the component of Tylenol 3 that would be tested. It would 3-5 days to be not detectable in urine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Be cautious: I would try and avoid taking up to 3000mg of tylenol on a regular basis regardless of what source. While 3000mg/24 is an accepted dosing amount. The potential for cumulative toxicity is still significant especially if you take it regularly. Also, be very cautious if you have liver problems, consume alcohol or take other medications metabolized in the liver. Hope that helps. ...Read more