Having surgery a week from today. I have pain from a muscle strain in lower back. I can't take ibuprofen because I'm having surgery in a week. Can I take Tylenol for pain? I think the issue is taking meds that are blood thinners.
This question has also been asked and answered here: Is Tylenol (acetaminophen) a blood thinner?
Yes you can take tylenol. Its not a drug that slows clotting. There is no such thing as a blood thinner. The blood does not get thinner. The platelets are prevented from clumping causing clots.
I'm trying to find out the answer to the question I got two blood clots in my lungs and im taking warfarin the doctor said my body was rejected the warfarin but they still got me taking them I need help ASAP I stayed in the hospital 8 days so is Tylenol a blood thinner or what can I take please help me
Acetaminophen is generic for Tylenol is brand name for ibuprofen. Unless the doctor specifically said nothing by mouth before surgery that would be because he doesn't want you to have anything in your stomach that may cause vomiting from anesthesia. So it is best to make sure that at least 12 hours before the surgery you do not have anything in your stomach if you are going to receive anesthesia. You will be receiving pain medication after your surgery and you will also be receiving anesthetic during your surgery. They will make certain that you are as comfortable as can be. But again a direct answer to your question is Tylenol is not a blood thinner.
Acetylsalicylic acid is aspirin the generic name that is a blood thinner so if you take a baby aspirin every day you need to hold that 4 several days prior to your surgery.
Just, FYI: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an antiinflammatory. Tylenol is classified as a painkiller for mild to moderate pain and fever.
Yes, Tylenol is not a blood thinner. You should always ask your doctor.
Is Tylenol or Mapap kidney safe? Are they blood thinners.
No, but Aspirin is.
No, it's just a mild pain killer.
I started taking Tylenol at fairly high dose everyday, twice a day, over past 6 months to help with my knee pain. I had blood work done for pre-op exam for knee replacement surgery, and my blood was abnormally thin according to blood work results in 2018. Tylenol is the only change I've made prior to last pre-op exam a year ago in 2017, when I had to cancel the surgery. So, YES. Tylenol can thin your blood.
Most doctors will tell you this is not so, but I am living proof that it can thin the blood!!! Same meds as last year. No changes in diet or meds, except the introduction of Tylenol Extra Strength, Extended Release twice a day for 6 months prior to 2018 pre-op exam for knee replacement surgery. Same tests were performed for same pre-op exam that had to be cancelled a year ago in 2017. In 2017 - was not taking Tylenol extended release for Arthritis pain.
No Tylenol isn’t a blood thinner. You’d be better off with Aspirin.
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