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My ast and alt was high. I cut out Tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, fast food. Scores are now perfect. But now the glolubin is 1.6, yet the first test it was fine.

My ast and alt was high. I cut out Tylenol, (acetaminophen) alcohol, fast food. Scores are now perfect. But now the glolubin is 1.6, yet the first test it was fine.

Good for you: Especially, you were probably drinking more alcohol than was good, and you'd be doing yourself a huge favor by exercising along with your improved new diet. You're 29 and staying fit instead of going to seed would be a great gift to yourself. I wouldn't worry at all about the globulin level that you cite in this setting. Keep up the good work and do follow the AST / ALT. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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How long after last consuming alcohol do you have to wait before taking tylenol (acetaminophen)? The alcohol consumed was 3 standard drinks, 24 hours ago.

How long after last consuming alcohol do you have to wait before taking tylenol (acetaminophen)?  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

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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 tylenol (acetaminophen) threes mixed with alcohol lethal?

Is tylenol (acetaminophen) threes mixed with alcohol lethal?

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

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How long after taking 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) can you have alcohol?

Liver: The next day. Without knowing your liver health it would be weird for us physicians to give you permission to drink alcohol when you are on medication that is very hard on the liver. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) can I drink alcohol?

How many hours after taking tylenol (acetaminophen) can I drink alcohol?

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 more

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Are there certain things that are more indicative of alcohol damage vs. Aspirin/tylenol damage?

History & labs: Of course if patient tells you they drink vs take/took Aspirin or tylenol, (acetaminophen) but also the liver function tests usually are initially elevated in different patterns between the two. If the damage progresses to failure, it becomes a moot point in short term critical care of patient. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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