With Extra Strength Tylenol, patients can take 2 pills (each of which contains 500 mg of acetaminophen) every 4 to 6 hours; however, they should not take more than 8 pills in a 24-hour period.
Similarly one may ask, how much acetaminophen is safe to take at once?
The maximum daily dose for a healthy adult who weighs at least 150 pounds is 4,000 milligrams (mg). However, in some people, taking the maximum daily dose for extended periods can seriously damage the liver. It’s best to take the lowest dose necessary and stay closer to 3,000 mg per day as your maximum dose.
Can you take acetaminophen and ibuprofen at the same time?
If you need additional pain relief, you can combine aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen with acetaminophen. However, do not take aspirin, naproxen, or ibuprofen within 8-12 hours of each other. Also, watch out for pain medications that might be included in combination products such as those used for cough and cold.
Is 1000mg of Tylenol too much?
Acetaminophen Dosage. Dosages of acetaminophen range from 300 to 1,000 milligrams (mg). The maximum dose of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period should not exceed 4,000 mg. For adults and children 12 and older: Recommended daily dose is 650 to 1,000 mg every four to six hours, not to exceed 4,000 mg in 24 hours.
What is acetaminophen 500 mg used for?
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. Acetaminophen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Is Tylenol lethal?
For adults, there’s no clear number. Generally speaking, 10,000 to 15,000 milligrams is likely to do serious harm to the liver. That would be about 20 to 30 Extra Strength Tylenol, or 10 to 15 Vicodin plus 10 to 15 Extra Strength Tylenol in a day. More than 20,000 milligrams of acetaminophen can be fatal.