I have chronic back and neck pain from a car accident a few years ago. My narcotic meds have run out and my pain management dr can't see me until later this month, ( in 2 1/2 weeks ) I'm in a great amount of discomfort. Pain management says they can't prescribe me anything without being there for an appointment and it's the weekend they are closed. My GP won't prescribe me anything for pain they toss it to pain management, and I already went to the hospital and they have a new policy as well stating they can't prescribe me anything due to the fact that I already have a pain management dr. The hospital prescribed me 500mg Tylenol, and a steroids pack. I've taken the steroids before and know they will help but they have to get into my system first! ( so like 2 days until relief) I called the pharmacy to see if I can take Tylenol and ibuprofen together and they said YES but I know I'm aloud 4,000mg of Tylenol a day. The pharmacy said I have to ask a dr how much ibuprofen I can take while taking the 2,000 mg Tylenol. Can anyone please answer this?
Can I take 2000mg of Tylenol and 800mg of ibuprofen together?
Question posted by Devotedgoddess on 12 Dec 2015
Last updated on 12 May 2021
As your pharmacist has already stated yes you can take both. My question to you is why would you want to take that much acetaminophen and risk damaging your liver? I fully understand your pain. I also was in an accident and messed up my back. My car was pinned between a truck and a 18 wheeler. So pain I understand too closely. If you ruin your liver then your back problems will be the least of your worries. Try to take as little as possible of the Tylenol and maybe more of the ibuprofen. Try to see if you can see your doctor earlier. I know that you hurt today but sometimes there's nothing we can do about it. Pepper
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