I have a perscription for tylenol 3 but have no idea what the breakdown is in mg. I have taken Vicodin or Norco and know that the 5/325 means 5 mg hydrocodone and 325 mg tylenol. But the tylenol 3- I have no idea what the breakdown is... If someone could let me know please, thank you.
I realize this was posted 3+ years ago, but there needs to be another voice here. Tylenol by itself, look at taking 2 extra strength Tylenols, twice a day, not too much damage there, in fact probably not much if a lot of water is consumed.
Tylenol #3, 5/day, 30+ years and my liver is functioning as if I was 10.
This drug, WITH Codeine, should not be confused with Oxycodone/Fentynol type. Ask your pharmacist. I was prescribed these 30+ years ago, with Valium and Fioricet, by a physician who spread out the chemical formulas in front of him perused them and decided - for me and my broken back, for which there was no surgical solution - these would be fine.
They have kept me alive.
People who take these meds, as long as the blood tests are done, and the doctor actually talks to them (mine no longer does - E-Mail only) to make sure they aren't over-using them, and they are functioning on all other levels ok, well then ...
I'm sorry that people who ask questions like this, listen to OTHER PEOPLE who only know what they know from the media and scare mongers, or what the read on the ALL KNOWING internet - they screw it up for people like me.
People are going to have bad reactions to ANY medication, realize it, deal with it, and get something else; a friend I know can't take anti-biotics, well I guess that means they're dangerous as hell eh?
Rant not finished but done.
My mother, 87 years old, has been taking Tylenol three for about 40 years. For myself, acetaminophen does nothing. When they change the Excedrin formula and added acetaminophen I get pretty perturbed. I have to add regular aspirin when I take the Excedrin now. My mother takes her Tylenol 3 four times a day. Acetaminophen is in everything but when it doesn’t work for you, what do you do? Well I asked my doctor last week for Fiorinal with codeine. I said make sure it’s not the one with acetaminophen. And if you take acetaminophen don’t drink. Because I know someone young who did that and she died. Liver. Be careful out there. And be your own advocate
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