• willow30 willow30
    October 20, 2009
    how long to wait after taking 2 tabs tylenol arthritis (650 ea) before taking vicodin 5/500?
    willow30 willow30
    October 20, 2009

    My mother has extreme lower back pain. She took two tablets of Tylenol Arthritis (650 each) at 8 pm. How long does she need to wait before she takes her Vicodin (5/500)?

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  • Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2014
    Amy Tudor
    Health Guide
    July 18, 2014

    Hi willow30 -

     

    This is really a question that should be answered by your pharmacist or your doctor, so you'll want to seek his or her advice on these drug interactions. I can tell you, however, that though many people think Tylenol is a relatively harmless medication, taking too much of it -- or taking along with other medications that are processed in the liver to excess -- can cause liver damage.  I hope you've gotten this question sorted out by a doctor at this point and that your mother is feeling much better!

     

    Here are some other links that might be helpful to you and your mother:

     

    Getting Relief from Tylenol Responsibly

    10 Ways to Prevent Low Back Pain

    Non-Prescription Topical Painkillers Worth Trying

     


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  • JoshuaY October 20, 2009
    JoshuaY
    October 20, 2009

    For the tylenol 4-8 hours, make sure she doesen't take more than 4 grams a day of tylenol, it's dangerous in high doses!  They're saying you should take less than 4 grams daily, to be safe I would stay under 3!

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  • b4u2 October 15, 2011
    b4u2
    October 15, 2011

    For exstreme pain i would take now.They are 5s one 5.mil isn't a whole lot~Next dose i'd take 2 5mil & 1 tylenal....however not always just until the bad pain subsides..like they tell u to take 2 of something at 1st,the normal dose...Play if safe k? Peace out~

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    • b4u2
      October 15, 2011
      b4u2
      October 15, 2011

      EmbarassedOPPS!This Q was ask 2yrs agoo...i think ur Moms feeling better by now? haha.Undecided

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