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Tylenol And Alcohol
How long after last consuming alcohol do you have to wait before taking tylenol? The alcohol consumed was 3 standard drinks, 24 hours ago.
You are clear to use: The alcohol is broken down in the liver using the same toxin removal system as the acetaminophen. If used at the same time their is some chance of a toxic effect on the delicate liver cells. Since the half life of alcohol is a couple of hours, the material is long gone and you can use the medication without any problem. ...Read more
My doctor told me I have elevated liver enzymes. She said lay off tylenol and alcohol. Is this something I have to do for the rest of my life?
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
DEPENDS ON AMOUNT: It can be lethal if both are taken in excess.Alcohol in large amount can be rarely lethal and so is codein and acetaminophen(tylenol 3 contains Codeine and acetaminophen)alcohol and Acetaminophen in large quantitiy are toxic for liver and in large amounts can cause liver failure and large doses of Codeine can cause respiratory depression so it depends on amount ingested in combination. ...Read more
Stay away from: Alcohol. A chronic heavy drinker (3 or more drinks per day) should not take tylenol 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
Exactly how long must you wait before consuming alcohol after a single 500-mg dose of tylenol assuming no more tylenol is taken? 24 hours? 48? 72?
How long after taking tylenol 650mg should I wait to have a drink with alcohol in it. It will be my first drink in over 1 year?
6 hours: 6 hours should be enoughGet a more detailed answer ›
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