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Q: is it ok to take over the counter sleep aids with vicodin?

Is it alright to take over the counter sleep aids with Vicodin?

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6/12/08 12:09am

Over the counter sleep-aid medications are fine to take with Vicodin as long as you are not taking more than 4000 mg of Tylenol in a 24 hour period of time. Too much Tylenol can kill your liver, so keep track of the amounts. One Vicodin (5/500) pill has 500 mg of Tylenol. If you are near the limit of Tylenol, you can try Benadryl for sleep.

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

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debbie, Community Member
11/19/10 12:30am

If I take 1/2 of a 5/500 vicodin can I take 25 mg of liquid benadryl to help me sleep?

 

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By concerned wife, Community Member— Last Modified: 05/04/14, First Published: 06/11/08