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If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

If you are taking benzonatate can you also take Tylenol cold for drainage etc?

Not a problem: These will not interact negatively nor cause a problem. Hopefully the combination will relieve your symptoms until the cold is over. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tylenol (Definition)

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Hello,I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Hello,I have a cold and took Tylenol cold and flu last night. Can I take NyQuil severe tonight? It’s been a full 24 hours

Yes, you may: Check the acetaminophen content of all the medications you take to make sure that you do not take more than 4.0 grams in one day.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?

Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more

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If i took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus nighttime medication now?

If i took ibuprohen 800mg 3 hours ago, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and sinus nighttime medication now?

Yes: Because these 2 are from different classes of medication, it is fine to alternate Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) for a short term basis. I am also assuming that you have normal liver and kidney function. However, if your symptoms do not improve with this regimen, you should see your doc. ...Read more

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Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Is there a such thing as liquid tylenol without all the cold and flu medication additives? Or can acetaminophen only come in pill form pure.

Yes, there is: There is liquid acetaminophen, generic and brand name such as tylenol. Ask your pharmacist about other active ingredients, if any, or read the labels carefully. Some boast that they are dye free, if that is one of your concerns. And there is adult and child strength liquids. ...Read more

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I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't affect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

I'm on sprintec birth control pills, what cold/ flu medication can I take that won't affect my birth control? What pain killers (Advil, tylenol)?

Ok to take: There are no drug interactions with common combination cold and sinus over the counter medications, such as Advil (ibuprofen) Cold and Sinus which contains Ibuprofen. You can also take Acetominophen. ...Read more

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What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

What pain medications are available for a person that is allergic to tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin?

It depends: The answer depends on the symptoms associated with the tylenol (acetaminophen) and if the Motrin reaction extends to other nsaids (aspirin etc). True allergy to Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) is unusual. If there is NSAID sensitivity, most can tolerate Celebrex (despite the warning) since being a cox-2 antagonist. Non-salicylate analgesics like Disalcid or trilisate are an option, but more GI intolerance present. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication can be taken with meloxacam besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What over-the-counter pain medication can be taken with meloxacam besides tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Stick to Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Meloxicam is a nsaid. You're not going to want to take any ibuprofen, naproxen, Aspirin with this medicine. The only otc med choice left is acetaminophen. Take care. If you need something stronger, talk with your pcp about something prescription. ...Read more

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I took 3 advils @ 8:30p then levaquin @ 10:30p and a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 @ 1am and another tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 @ 3am ... Did I take too many medications?

Overdoing it: Nope. But, without any information on why you are taking all of this medication it is impossible to comment further. ...Read more

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I have stabbing headachesis there anything besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter drugs I can use as effective medication?

I have stabbing headachesis there anything besides tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter drugs I can use as effective medication?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

What is the best medication for sinus migraine? Aleve Advil or tylenol (acetaminophen)?

A decongestant: Is needed too. One that doesn't raise your blood pressure. Treats the cause rather than just the headache. Excedrine migraine seems to work well for the headache. A visit to your ENT to address the source best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) what the side effects of taking over-the-counter medication?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used to treat headache, muscle aches, toothaches, and fevers.
In general, tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe when given in therapeutic doses by the physician.
There are many over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) medications which may cause side effects: nausea and vomiting insomnia skin rash, hives, or itching
sore throat fatigue
liver damage
talk to your parents about your symptoms and see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is a similar medication to Tylenol (acetaminophen) that is stronger that people allergic to Advil can take?

Depends: If the allergic reaction was hives /swelling, then Aleve and Mobic (meloxicam) would likely be tolerated. If the reaction was asthma, then Rx Celebrex is the only NSAID to be used. ...Read more

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My 2.5yr old has a temperature of 99.1. I don't think Tylenol (acetaminophen) is needed, but my wife thinks this needs medication. What is medically appropriate?

My 2.5yr old has a temperature of 99.1. I don't think Tylenol (acetaminophen) is needed, but my wife thinks this needs medication. What is medically appropriate?

A rectal, ear, or : Temporal artery temperature of 100.4 degrees F or above is considered a fever. Normal temperatures vary between 97-100.3 degrees F. In humans, daily temperature rises from late afternoon — early evening & falls from midnight — early morning. See http://www.allkids.org/PediatricSymptomChecker/housecalls3tab_english/peds/fever_howtotaketemp.html. So, no, you don't have to give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for 99.1. ...Read more

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Can I take a half of an acetaminophen-codeine # 300-30 and a 500 mg tylenol tab before going to bed I broke my arm and have reduced my pain medication to one half tab morning and night.

Taking : Taking too much tylenol could be dangerous. That amount you listed is reasonable, but any more than that could be dangerous to your liver. You can take advil (ibuprofen) instead of the tylenol and it is safe with acetaminophen/codeine. ...Read more

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Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other over-the-counter medication while taking my thyroid medication?

Can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any other over-the-counter medication while taking my thyroid medication?

Yes: Hi. Yes, regardless of whether your thyroid medication is thyroid hormone replacement (for hypothyroidism) or anti-thyroid medication (for hyperthyroidism)...goddess, we hate to guess/assume...you can take OTC meds. No worries. I do hope your stated "brain lesion" is not serious! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can an ob prescribe any type of pain medication while pregnant if Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Can an ob prescribe any type of pain medication while pregnant if Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not help?

Yes: Any physician — OB or other — can prescribe nay medicine that their DEA certificate allows. Many do not/ cannot prescribe Schedule II drugs. Whether it is a good idea requires a discussion with the doctor and consideration of the risks and benefits. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?

Most likely: The only exception would be if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure. Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus has phenylepherine, which is a vasoconstrictor, and can increase blood pressure. Use with care if your BP is too high. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the recommended pain medication for someone taking gleevec? My oncologist said tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine but everywhere online says to avoid it.

What is the recommended pain medication for someone taking gleevec? My oncologist said tylenol (acetaminophen) is fine but everywhere online says to avoid it.

Gleevec (imatinib): Quite correct — there is a warning about using tylenol (acetaminophen). This is because the drug inhibit the enzyme that metabolizes the tylenol (acetaminophen). This is more of a caution rather than a contraindication. ...Read more

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I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

I have migraine and normal tylenol (acetaminophen) does not work but doctor does not gives me codeine medications?

That's appropriate.: There are many other alternatives which should be tried before going there.....

Midrin, non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, triptans... And a whole host of prophylactic medications if the headaches are frequent. ...Read more

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If nerves are what transmit pain, why do some medications work only on neuropathic pain (gabapentin) and some work on muscle related? (tylenol)

If nerves are what transmit pain, why do some medications work only on neuropathic pain (gabapentin) and some work on muscle related? (tylenol)

Different reasons: "Neuropathic pain" generally refers to pains that are either generated by, or result from, disordered nerves involved in the transmission of pain. "Normal" pains, such as aches from strained muscles, suggest tissue injury; that's the function of a normal pain reporting system of nerves. Anti-neuropathic pain medications work best on disordered nervous systems, common analgesics best on normal ones. ...Read more

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I am 6 weeks pregnant and I have a cold. Had a 100.4 temp this am and it has been around 99 all day. Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen). Should I worry about the baby?

It is ok to take but: It is safe to take 2tablet 325mgm each for temp or pain if used for short period for pain or high fever. But there was a Danish study where they found long term use like over 6 weeks and in some cases 20 weeks, the children had an increased risk of developing ADHD. I suggest you avoid it by dribking more fluids and only take it if your temp goes over101and/or associated with pain. It is safe for short ...Read more

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I have a cold and am on the 1st day of my period. I have a temp of 99.2 after taking 1 tylenol (acetaminophen) an hour ago. Is this something to be concerned about?

Too much Tylenol (acetaminophen): The total tylenol (acetaminophen) in a day should not exceed 3000 mg. This medication should not be given more frequently than every 4 hours. Too much tylenol (acetaminophen) can damage your liver. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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