Is tylenol (acetaminophen) dangerous for people with hepatitis c?

Low dose recommended. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally not a problem for people with liver disease, so long as you take a relatively low dose (not to exceed 2 grams in 24 hours). In general, hepatitis patients do not have to worry about adjusting drug dosages until they start getting chronic liver problems. When these problems begin, they should avoid other anti-inflammtory drugs (like ibuprofen, aspirin, etc.) besides tylenol (acetaminophen).
Tylenol (acetaminophen) + Hep C. You should limit use to no more than 2000 mgs per day. Ideally, try not to use it. .

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Are there any cures for people with hepatitis C for headaches <other than acetaminophen or ibuprofen>?

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I have chronic hcv, enzymes are normal, I also use trileptal, can I take tylenol (acetaminophen) safely every day at 500-1500 mg to combat chronic body pain.

Probably but ask MD. You want to avoid going as high as 2000 to minimize liver problems (lower dose if you are a small individual). Make sure your Trileptal level is in the therapeutic range and that your sodium level is not low on Trileptal. (blood test) You can have your liver enzymes checked at the same time to make sure you are tolerating the Tylenol (acetaminophen). Make sure your Vit D level is OK if you have back pain. Read more...

I was diagnoses with hep c 11 years ago. Never had a viral load. Should I avoid alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Partially. Yes, you should avoid alcohol, as the risk of leading to further liver damage is great. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be a good idea to keep fairly limited, probably up to only 2 grams total a day (this is mainly the restriction for cirrhotic patients, but not knowing where in the disease you are, it is better to be safe than sorry). You should get tested by your doctor to see how much damage is present. Read more...

If I'm on Trileptal, can I safely can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) approx. 3 times weekly at 500-750 mg/day, to manage headaches and joint pain due HCV infection?

Yes, you can. However, for a patient with liver disease or taking other medication that can damage the liver, Tylenol (acetaminophen) dosing should be reduced to about 2 grams/day. Simple analgesics such as aspirin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can produce MOH (medication overuse headache). Of course, always ask your doctor for more information about your individual situation. Read more...

I`ve hep c - nsaids cause upset stomach, does acetaminophen is safe for me, to combat fever, if yes which dosage and duration of time.

Ans. Watch out for Tylenol (acetaminophen) for it is metabolized through the liver. Now you did not say your hepatitis was active. Know what your liver enzymes are. But best to avoid Tylenol (acetaminophen). Also why are you taking all this pain medication? . Read more...

Is it safe to take aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have hepatitis c?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Liver. The short answer is that tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for transplant patients with certain restrictions: it can be safe. For a normal adult, no more than 2 grams/day with no alcohol. For a variety of reasons, even social alcohol and tylenol (acetaminophen) do not mix. Aspirin and nsaids should be avoided by those with liver disease. These are general guideliens, of course. Speak with your GI or liver specialist as needed. Read more...
It depends. Aspirin usually is okay but i would check with your pcp! tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually not a good choice since it can be toxic to the liver! Read more...
Tylenol (acetaminophen) Tylenol (acetaminophen) in large amounts can be toxic to liver. Aspirin might be ok if cleared by your pcp. Read more...