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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

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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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I have a cold and yesterday accidentally took 4000mg of APAP. I roughly took 2000mg twice 12hrs apart from each other. I took 2 500mg Tylenol and also?

I have a cold and yesterday accidentally took 4000mg of APAP. I roughly took 2000mg twice 12hrs apart from each other. I took 2 500mg Tylenol and also?

See below: The max daily you should take is 4000mg. Sounds like you got 5000mg. I doubt that is going to cause a problem, but I certainly wouldn't take any more tylenol for a few days, if not a week. It is very hard on your liver. To be certain, you would need to have a tylenol level drawn. You could call poison control and ask their opinion as well. ...Read more

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Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm makes me jumpy and I get cold why does this happen?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm makes me jumpy and I get cold why does this happen?

Idiosyncratic Rxn: Idiosyncratic reactions are an unexpected response to drug from its usual action. For example, most of the time the antihistamine Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has a side-effect of drowsiness but in some individuals it can cause hyperactivity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take anything in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm?

Can you tell me if I could take anything in combination with tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm?

Med interaction:
You should always check if there is going to be an interaction with a medication you take regularly or for a brief illness. So it really depends what you want to use with the Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM. More Tylenol (acetaminophen) might give too high a Tylenol (acetaminophen) dose, but advil used to alleviate symptoms that were not managed well with the Tylenol (acetaminophen) pm would not interact with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I am 33weeks can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine?

I am 33weeks can I take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold medicine?

No not tylenol (acetaminophen) cold: No you should not take Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold medicine specifically. Tylenol (acetaminophen) Cold medicine has Acetaminophen, Dextromethorphan, Phenylephrine.The Dextromethorphan, and Phenylephrine are class C pregnancy drugs, meaning that "Risk cannot be ruled out" and "Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus".But you could take just Acetaminophen or simple Tylenol (acetaminophen). I would advise a flu shot. ...Read more

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Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom if I got pleurisy?

Can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold multi symptom if I got pleurisy?

First diagnose: Pleurisy may be due to a viral infection, in which case the otc preparation you mentioned is fine. On the other hand if you actually have something more severe it may require a doctor's expertise to diagnose and treat appropriately. Need more info. ...Read more

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What are good OTC cold remedies that don't have tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Viral Illness: There are no 'cold' remedies other than time and rest. There is a billion dollar industry trying to sell you products for symptomatic relief but they do not in any way shorten the time of your viral illness. Rest, more rest, and hydration are the key to feeling better. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm liquid to work?

How much time does it take for tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm liquid to work?

Medicine effects: Many medicines begin working within 20-30 minutes depending on the degree of illness and the way they are processed by the body. Frequently you can feel effects within 20-30 min. ...Read more

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Can I take Excedrin extra strength with tylenol (acetaminophen) cold daytime medicine?

Can I take Excedrin extra strength with tylenol (acetaminophen) cold daytime medicine?

No: Both of these formulations contain tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) so you should not combine them. You should not take more than 1000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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I have a cough that will not go away. I have tried Delsum, Nyquil and Tylenol Severe Cold.

I have a cough that will not go away. I have tried Delsum, Nyquil and Tylenol Severe Cold.

More details: There are many potential causes for coughing. Thus how long you have had the cough and what kinds of medications you are taking (aside from the cough med) help us to narrow down the answers. Perhaps it is time for you to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I took tylenol at about 12p for a headache it is now 2am. Can I take medicine for a cold (the bottle says not to take with acetaminophen products?

No: You should separate doses of acetaminophen by 6-8 hours to avoid liver damage. The bottle says "do not take with acetaminophen" because it contains acetaminophen too. ...Read more

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I gave my toddler tylenol (acetaminophen) for a cold at around 5pm. Do I really need to wait till 9pm to give it to him again or can I give it to him sooner?

Wait: The dosing interval of tylenol (acetaminophen) is based on the speed with which it is broken down in the body, in this case in the liver. Early or excessive dosing begins to overload the livers ability to break down the medicine without injury. Most kids need no medications during a cold, it will pass naturally. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold durning pregnany?

Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold durning pregnany?

Probably: Acetaminophen (tylenol) is safe during pregnancy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold contains Acetaminophen and, depending on which formulation, may contain guaifenesin, dextromethorphan, and phenylephrin - all of which are fda pregnancy category "c". There are no definite studies showing these drugs to be safe - but also none showing any particular risk. These drugs are fairly widely used during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

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Can I take mucinex fast max night time cold and flu with Tylenol pm?

Better not: Both combinations contain almost similar ingredients, stick to only one, and read the labels carefully. The mucinex combo has a decongestant as well, so be careful if you have high blood pressure, wish you well ...Read more

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How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give my 2 month old she has a cold?

How much Tylenol (acetaminophen) can I give my 2 month old she has a cold?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not for colds, it'it's for fever or pain. Children under the age of 4 years old should not be given cold medications since they are at an increased risk of side effects. A 2 month old sick child has an increased risk of having a serious illness and you should take her to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to give a child hylands cold n cough and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Is it safe to give a child hylands cold n cough and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

OTC Medications:: There are about 400 different 'over the counter' medications for fever, cold, cough. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fever reducer, somatic pain reliever. Dose: 10-15 mg/kg/dose, 4-6 hours, for fever 101 f or above. Some cold/cough meds contain Acetaminophen also, so there is possibility of overdosing. Many cold meds has Pseudoephedrine which increases heart rate. So, be careful not to overdose! ...Read more

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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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I take 300 mgs bid of lamactil. Is it safe to take tylenol (acetaminophen) cold?

No interaction: Lamictal and tylenol (acetaminophen) cold; there is no interaction between two drugs. However, check with a physician if you have health questions or concerns. ...Read more

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What do you suggest for bad cold, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm not making me sleep?

What do you suggest for bad cold, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold pm not making me sleep?

Nyquil: I like the dayquil (daytime) and nyquil (nighttime) combination. If no better after a few days, or if symptoms worsening, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Can I give my 6 year old children's flonase, a multi-symptom cold medicine, and Tylenol?

Meds: Flonase is for treatment of allergic rhinitis not common cold. Some multi-symptom cold medications also contain acetaminophen (active ingredient in Tylenol). Check label of multi-symptom cold medication for acetaminophen so child you are not giving extra Tylenol. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Stein
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