Masso is absolutely right and it's good to know you are watching for hidden Acetaminophen.
Remember... no more than 4 grams (1000 mg = 1 gram) per 24 hour period.
FYI... for those who want help with the math :
So if you are taking Extra Strength where each tab is 500 mg...
No more than 8 tabs per day.
4000 mg (4 grams) divided by 500 mg = 8 tabs.
It is common to take Acetaminophen with NyQuil for colds and flu.
Make sure to include NyQuil's Acetaminophen dose with the Acetaminophen pills.
Thanks for asking about this important issue.
Masso... Anything else ?
srjr44; Great for you to ask and you had 2 of our best people respond. You must be very careful because if you have say a bad liver you would want to take as little acetaminophen as possible. SO just a reminder apap wich is also Tylenol Pranodol etc the generic names for acetaminophen is a joke and never should have been allowed by the FDA as if it is not confusing enough. And this stuff is in sleeping medication cough and cold medications cough syrups and capsules. So if it's because of other health problems or an allergy. Whenever a doctor writes a prescription for you ask about the acetaminophen it is also mixed with many other prescription medications's and if you are not already doing this.
A GOOD RULE OF THUMB IS try and always get the same doctor taking care of your needs and remind them about the Tylenol problem, And what many people forget is try and go to the same pharmacy for all your prescriptions or if it is a chain store many times they can catch allergies also, And ask them to when you turn in your prescription. Get to know your Pharmacist many people don't know but your Pharmacist has taken more school on chemicals and medications. Then any doctor out there except a Vet. And you want to set yourself up for the long run, Say if I had to run to the Pharmacy to pick up your prescription for you the chances are they are going to charge me and ask me very little about it. But the pharmacist that filled it has much Interaction pops up if you have told them of your allergies. This is why this day the Pharmacist goes to as much school as a Physician is the learning of chemical reactions and are not only Pharmacist but doctors of pharmacy that is the extra 3 years they have to take. And sadly many doctors forget a lot of stuff and the newer medication all they learn about them is what the salesman tell them. Please think about this but of course come to us anytime we are not doctors or Pharmacist. But many here know a lot about the interactions. And this is just friends helping friends. Please think about this AND AGAIN STICK TO ONE PHARMACY.
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