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Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

Is it okay to take tylenol (acetaminophen) after drinking?

Very little: It is not recommended to combine the two because both alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) are metabolized in the liver. Hepatic toxicity due to tylenol (acetaminophen) is very serious and can lead to problems as severe as liver failure requiring transplant or death. This is not common if taking the recommended dosage but the maximum dose is limited a lot briefly after drinking alcohol, depending on how much you drank. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take one lortab (500mg of acetaminophen -tylenol) after having a drink 4 hours ago?

Is it safe to take one lortab (500mg of acetaminophen -tylenol) after having a drink 4 hours ago?

Yes: Moderation is the key to most things in life. It is not too much alcohol or too close to your med use, so should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Child,15monthold, fever of 103 for 3,5 days, brings down after Advil/Tylenol. Eats/drinks well. A little bit runny nose, slight cough.Can wait or doc?

Child,15monthold, fever of 103 for 3,5 days, brings down after Advil/Tylenol. Eats/drinks well. A little bit runny nose, slight cough.Can wait or doc?

Fever: with that high temp it is always advisable to have him evaluated. sometimes a child can have 3-4 days of high fever and as the fever goes down they break out into a rash this condition is called Roseola Infantum which is viral in nature. ...Read more

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I just took 2100 mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait to have a drink?

I just took 2100 mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). How long do I have to wait to have a drink?

You're asking wrong?: You are flirting with an acetaminophen overdose. The maximum amount of acetaminophen which should be taken at one time is 650 mg (they have taken the 500 mg tablets off the market), and you are taking over 3 times this amount. Alcohol increases the toxicity of tylenol. I suspect you are in trouble with both substances. Don't drink any alcohol for at least 24 hours if not longer. Get counseling. ...Read more

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I drink my brother's tylenol (acetaminophen) for fun. What could happen if i didn't need it?

I drink my brother's tylenol (acetaminophen) for fun. What could happen if i didn't need it?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Please tell your parents or guardians this right away. Drinking his medicine could make you ill. ...Read more

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I was curious, what is the recommended time to wait to drink after 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen).

I was curious, what is the recommended time to wait to drink after 650 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen).

For ever: You are too young to drink. Alcohol is a poison that never did any body any good. Stay away from it. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Can I drink alcohol while taking tylenol (acetaminophen)?

No.: It is ill advised to consume these together. Both are metabolized in the liver and concurrent use can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can.I drink alcohol.While im on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000mg?

Can.I drink alcohol.While im on tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000mg?

No: Combining tylenol (acetaminophen) with alcohol have an additive effect that is greater than each substance alone in causing potential liver problems. ...Read more

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I use Tylenol (acetaminophen) a few days a week during summer for headaches and took 650mg today. Is it ok to drink tommorow?

Depends how much: If you only used 650 mg each day for 3-4 days & then another 650 mg today you are o.k. for a couple of alcoholic drinks. Better not to drink, it has it's own health problems. If you take Tylenol (acetaminophen) even at 650 mg you may get a medication HA and then need it everyday, so be careful. Have your HA checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I took 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) at about 4:30 today for a headache. Then, not thinking, I had 2 drinks at around 8:30-10:00. I rarely drink. Should I be concerned?

I took 2 Tylenol (acetaminophen) at about 4:30 today for a headache.  Then, not thinking, I had 2 drinks at around 8:30-10:00. I rarely drink. Should I be concerned?

Below: You will be fine. I would assume your HA is gone if you felt good enough to have a couple of drinks. In the future it is best to avoid alcohol when taking any medication. ...Read more

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44 year old otherwise healthy male , don't drink or smoke . Run 4 mikes 3days a week .How do u feel about taking me taking 1000 mg dailey tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Maybe OK, but why?!: The maximum dose of Acetaminophen that is safe for long term use is around 3, 000 to 4, 000 mg a day provided that your liver is healthy. If you are having pain due to running, it might be wise to switch to lower impact exercise such as walking or swimming. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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I took tylenol (acetaminophen) before drinking alcohol. Is this serious? Should I be concerned?

I took tylenol (acetaminophen) before drinking alcohol. Is this serious? Should I be concerned?

No: Not if you took 2 plain or even extra-strength acetaminophen, and even if you got drunk. However, REGULAR use of tylenol, even in therapeutic doses (2 grams or less per day, 4 grams at MOST), together with REGULAR use of alcohol, can cause toxicity and damage the liver. If you take a VERY large amount of tylenol, alcohol can make that more toxic and likely to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Is safe to drink tylenol (acetaminophen) after a IVF transfer?

Is safe to drink tylenol (acetaminophen) after a IVF transfer?

Yes: So long as you are within the recommended dose range, not on any contra-indicated concommitant medication and have no liver issues you should be fine. ...Read more

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How long after drinking a beer can I take tylenol (acetaminophen)?

You can not: Taking the recommended dose of acetaminophen, mixed with a small to moderate amount of alcohol, produces a 123% increased risk of kidney disease, according to a new preliminary study. The warning label included on Acetaminophen packaging does say not to take the medication with alcohol. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to have a drink after taking acetaminophen-cod 3 (tylenol 3)?

Avoid: Alcohol should be avoided period while taking any opioids! both can cause respiratory depression and could be life threatening if taken concurrently. Call your prescribing physician to discuss details further. ...Read more

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Is ibuprophin or tylenol (acetaminophen) better to take for headaches when drinking?

Neither: Stop drinking and you will not get the headache, ''the problem is the alcohol is giving you the headache. Stop the cause rather than taking something to stop the complication symptom. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) do I have to wait before drinking one beer?

How many hours after taking 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) do I have to wait before drinking one beer?

You don't have to: Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not cause any immediate dysfunction of your liver. Long term use of high doses can lead to liver damage, then you would have trouble with that beer. But you can certainly enjoy a beer responsibly after taking a couple of tylenol (acetaminophen) without fear of dying of liver failure. ...Read more

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Took 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) around noon and forgot about it and had a mixed drink around 2. Is my liver ok?!

Took 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) around noon and forgot about it and had a mixed drink around 2. Is my liver ok?!

Most likely: If this is your first time doing this, it is most likely not a problem. If you were to do this often it would cause liver damage over time. Avoid combinations like this in the future. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before drinking several beers if I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) earlier today. I haven't drank a beer in several days?

How long should I wait before drinking several beers if I took 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) earlier today.  I haven't drank a beer in several days?

Doesn't matter!: Tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose can damage the liver, and is a frequent cause of liver failure. Proper dosing of tylenol (acetaminophen) is very safe. Excessive alcohol use can also damage the liver. But taking 2 regular (325 mg) tylenol (acetaminophen) tablets is very safe. You can drink beer whenever you like. Just be sure not to exceed the recommended dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) in 24 hrs. Drink in moderation to protect your liver and overall health. ...Read more

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Wups! I am drinking a couple beers and had a headache and without thinking took a tylenol, (acetaminophen) Is that okay? It's not a habit or anything. I never drink

Wups! I am drinking a couple beers and had a headache and without thinking took a tylenol, (acetaminophen) Is that okay? It's not a habit or anything. I never drink

Etoh and apap: There will not be an adversity from that one time mix up. Thanks for writing to inquire. Long term mixing of these is not good. ...Read more

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I just took 2 Tylenol for my tooth pain. Is it safe to drink a fair amount in a few hours? I rarely drink and I rarely take Tylenol either.

Not a good idea: Get to a dentist before your tooth becomes worse. The Tylenol won't help for long. Postpone heavy drinking till after the tooth is treated or removed. While you're at the dentist get x-rays and an exam so you don't go through this again with other teeth. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Stein
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