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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Overview)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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What amount tylenol (acetaminophen) can kill you?

What amount tylenol (acetaminophen) can kill you?

Totally depends: There are many factors at play - timing, dosing, age, underlying illness, baseline health of your liver, other medications/drugs, the population ratios of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes in you (genetics). The bigger question is why are you asking? Did you make a mistake taking meds? Just curious? Do you want to hurt yourself or someone else? Follow the instructions on bottle. Liver failure is not fun. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Overview)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a kind of pain medication.


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Exactly how long must you wait before consuming alcohol after a single 500-mg dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) assuming no more tylenol (acetaminophen) is taken? 24 hours? 48? 72?

Exactly how long must you wait before consuming alcohol after a single 500-mg dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) assuming no more tylenol (acetaminophen) is taken? 24 hours? 48? 72?

If 1/2 life = 2-3 hr: You should be quite safe 24hrs later. You can always check with the tylenol (acetaminophen) tech support folk - or your pharmacist or doctor. But the next day sounds reasonably safe. Hope it goes fine. ...Read more

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Tylenol (Tip)

Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) with advil every 4 hours and push fluids, gatorade/pedialyte. ...See more

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When can I start giving my child tylenol (acetaminophen)?

When can I start giving my child tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Usually...: The first use of Acetaminophen is usually to treat or decrease fever, crying or swelling after a vaccine shot, which usually happens after 6 weeks of age. Fevers unrelated to vaccination are of greater concern in very young infants, since any infection can be serious in a child with an inexperienced immune system. ...Read more

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Please describe a good sleep aid besides tylenol (acetaminophen) pm?

Others: I would try to first find out what is causing the sleep disturbance. May want to see your primary care md to assess. Possible sleeping agents include Benadryl and melatonin, which are over the counter, Ambien , lunesta, sonata, (zaleplon) trazodone, rozerem, etc. ...Read more

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Tylenol codeine. I was in the ER last night, I have acute paryntis, they prescribe tylenol codeine. It says 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours, i took two last night on the way home about 12:30 am, one this morning at about 11 am...Another about 5pm, and a third b

Tylenol codeine. I was in the ER last night, I have acute paryntis, they prescribe tylenol codeine. It says 1-2 pills every 4-6 hours, i took two last night on the way home about 12:30 am, one this morning at about 11 am...Another about 5pm, and a third b

You : You referred to feeling "paranoid". I am not sure if you are using the term loosely to refer to feeling apprehensive about the size of your pupils and your breathing. If you are using the term paranoid literally, then it may be helpful to know that feelings of paranoia can be a side effect of Codeine use. ...Read more

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Has anyone been prescribed tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine while pregnant?

Has anyone been prescribed tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine while pregnant?

Narcotics in Pg: It is used only for severe pain where nothing else will work. ...Read more

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Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?

Which is better and the most effective tylenol (acetaminophen) or Excedrin for tension headache / migraine?

Depends: Excedrin contains tylenol (or acetaminophen)/caffeine/aspirin. For some people, tylenol alone can help with their headache. For more severe headache/migraine, excedrin might help better since it has caffeine which helps to constrict your blood vessels. In both cases, it will not treat/cure your headache, but it will help with the pain. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more