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Can I take 1 Tylenol 3 tab with 1 tylenol extra strength tab. I

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Can I take 1 Tylenol 3 tab with 1 tylenol extra strength tab.
I don't want to take too much codiene
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Dosage for tylenol in adults is:

Regular-strength (325 mg): Two tablets every four to six hours, not to exceed 12 tablets in 24 hours.

Extra-strength (500 mg): Two tablets every four to six hours, not to exceed 8 tablets in 24 hours.

To sum up it is important to avoid taking more than 4 grams (4000 mg) of acetaminophen per day.

High dose may lead to hepatotoxic effects.

Wish you well. God bless
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

SO is that a yes, can I take 1 tylenol 3 tab and 1 extra strength tylenol tab for 4-6 hours?

Expert:  Ken replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Yes unless you do not cross the daily limit.

Wish you a pain free and healthy life ahead. God bless
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Can I mix ibuprofin with the tylenol or use it instead? Could I ibuprofin for the first 4-6 hours and then take tylenol for the next 4-6 hours?
Expert:  Ken replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

The maximum amount of ibuprofen for adults is 800 milligrams per dose {4 per day} or 3200 mg per day.

Yes you can do so. It is best to take paracetamol first. Then take ibuprofen later, but only if the paracetamol has not helped your symptoms. If necessary, you can take further doses at the same time, as long as you take care not to cross daily limit on either medicine. It is best to discuss it with your doctor if you plan to take it on regular basis.

Wish you well. God bless
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