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Can I take one extra strength Tylenol with a Tylenol 3? If

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Can I take one extra strength Tylenol with a Tylenol 3? If yes how much acetaminophen is in Tylenol 3? I want to stay under the max daily dose of acetaminophen of 4000gm/day.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Just Crestor and Losartan. Low doses. This is for tooth/jaw pain. I had two implants and they said acetaminophen is enough. I had some Tylenol 3 left over from a sinus lift so I thought I d use that.
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Customer: Great. Thanx
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Customer: Oh, yeah. I taking an antibiotic for the treatment. The losartan and crestor are prophylactic because of a family history of heart disease.
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

This is Dr. David

tylenol with codeine also called Tylenol #3 has 300mg of acetaminophen and 30mg of codeine

one extra strengthen tylenol is 500mg of acetaminophen.

depending on your age, you may want to stay lower than the 4000mg 24 hour limit of acetamenophen.

it may be better to stay below 3000-3500mg in a 24 hour period just to be on the safe side.

but yes, most likely you can take an extra strenght Tylenol along with a Tylenol #3.

that together would be 800mg of acetamenophen.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 months ago.

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