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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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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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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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Can I give my 4 year old tylenol (acetaminophen) after I gave her similasan cough and cold relief? it's been 3 hours but her fever is still high.

Can I give my 4 year old tylenol (acetaminophen) after I gave her similasan cough and cold relief? it's been 3 hours but her fever is still high.

Most likely: I am not familiar with similasin, but if you read the ingredients, and it does not have acetaminophen in it, then you can give Tylenol. If it does contain acetaminophen, then you must wait 4 hours to administer tylenol ...Read more

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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Can I give tylenol (acetaminophen) with similasan kids cold and mucus relief?

Can I give tylenol (acetaminophen) with similasan kids cold and mucus relief?

Yes: They work on different pathways. You may find that you won't need the tylenol (acetaminophen) if the similisan is working. ...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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Can I use tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy relief medicine but for a cold/flu?

Possible: Viral illnesses such as the flu are treated best by rest, increasing fluids (including "mom's chicken soup"), and supportive measures that can treat the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) allergy relief certainly can treat some symptoms that a cold or the flu can cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Can I give my 5 & 7 yr olds Tylenol or ibuprofen to reduce flu aches/fever if giving them Simulasan cold, mucus & immune relief (homeopathic)? Thank y

Maybe ok: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really there anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredient (such as some decongestant chemical) was added. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold at 6 weeks pregnant? I've tried nasal spray and hot steamy shower but I need some relief

See your doctor: Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold has several formulatins, all has combination of different medicines, some safe, others less safe with pregnancy and should be given under medical supervision, read the labels and fine print well, your best bet is seeing your doctor or any doctor, gooluck ...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)?

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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Can I take the normal dose of ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) severe cold relief together at the same time? I have cold, but also have cramps from my period.

Can I take the normal dose of ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) severe cold relief together at the same time? I have cold, but also have cramps from my period.

Yes, but...: Yes, but there's no need to add Acetaminophen to the ibuprofen, but there's no real harm. A better combination would be the Ibuprofen and decongestant/cough suppressant compound. Ask your pharmacist. You could also take the Ibuprofen by itself and supplement with a cold compound that doesn't have a pain/fever reliever. Again, ask you pharmacist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if I have tried massage,tylenol,hot compress,and still no relief?

What if I have tried massage,tylenol,hot compress,and still no relief?

Relief: You question does not include what you want relief from. Please re-submit your question w/more specifics and someone will likely try to help. Peace and good health. ...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 do I do if I overdosed on pain-relief tylenols (acetaminophen)?

What do I do if I overdosed on pain-relief tylenols (acetaminophen)?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The major problem with Tylenol (acetaminophen) is possible liver toxicity. Usually greater the 3-4000 mg per day. So liver enzymes should be checked ...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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Got pain while taking shower this morning on one side upper back shoulder area! Took tylenol (acetaminophen) and having relief but still there! What should I do?

Got pain while taking shower this morning on one side upper back shoulder area! Took tylenol (acetaminophen) and having relief but still there! What should I do?

Aleve (naproxen) and heat: It sounds like a pulled muscle and should resolve over the next few days to 2 weeks. If you have no drug allergies, I suggest taking 2 Aleve (naproxen) twice daily with food (breakfast and dinner) x 7 days and use heat twice daily in am and pm x 20 minutes. If the pain has not resolved after 2 weeks or is getting worse after another few days, then you should see your Doctor. ...Read more

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I had a very painful toothache ended up trying children'sLiquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)... fast pain relief, just realized I took the 4oz in 24hr.am i in danger?

No: 4 oz of children's tylenol (acetaminophen) equates to 3,840 mg for the day. As long as you didn't take any additional tylenol (acetaminophen), you should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is the dosage of Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reliefs for a child below 2 years old? Thanks

What is the dosage of Tylenol (acetaminophen) fever reliefs for a child below 2 years old? Thanks

Know the child's wt: If you know the child's weight in pounds: 7mg/lb. If you know the weight in kilos, 15mg/kg. May be dosed every 4-6 hours as needed. For an infant keep it to 6 hours. ...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

Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

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