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Lets talk tylenol.. doc recommended me taking tylenol as we are not allowed NSAIDS. so my question is this? which would be better the gel caps or the little red m&m shaped ones? and then extra strength or regular?

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8 minutes ago, sleevegirl88 said:

Lets talk tylenol.. doc recommended me taking tylenol as we are not allowed NSAIDS. so my question is this? which would be better the gel caps or the little red m&m shaped ones? and then extra strength or regular?

Personal preference, all will fit in your pouch. I've heard mention of avoiding gel caps as they can get "stuck" along the way when the shell starts to dissolve and gets sticky, but I haven't seen anything official on that part.

Gels should release faster / higher up in the intestinal tract with the Water you'd drink to take one, the red coated ones would have to wait until the stomach acids are introduced before they started to properly dissolve.

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Regular strength Tylenol is 325 mg, extra strength Tylenol is 500 mg...this is per tablet or capsule.

There is a limit to what amount of acetaminophen/Tylenol can be taken safely daily without causing harm to the liver. This was actually recently lowered on most package inserts to a dose of 3,000 mg a day, down from 4,000 mg a day. You can even find this information right on the Tylenol website.

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5 minutes ago, KimTriesRNY said:

Regular strength Tylenol is 325 mg, extra strength Tylenol is 500 mg...this is per tablet or capsule.

There is a limit to what amount of acetaminophen/Tylenol can be taken safely daily without causing harm to the liver. This was actually recently lowered on most package inserts to a dose of 3,000 mg a day, down from 4,000 mg a day. You can even find this information right on the Tylenol website.

Thanks!

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@Matt Z im wondering if gel would be an okay idea to get and just poke a small hole in the capsule and take the inside liquid stuff with some Water or a bite of applesauce or something

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@KimTriesRNY i wonder how that one would be, so far i only saw liquid tylenol for colds but im wondering if theres any additive to liquid tylenol that would upset a new tummy? have you tried liquid or know anyone that has and was ok with it?

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Yes. I used it after my surgery. It was preferable to crushing up the Tylenol pills and the Percocet I was prescribed made me so sick I couldn’t take it. I took liquid Tylenol for a few weeks for my surgical pain, headaches, cramps, anything.

I bought it at Walgreens and Walmart right by the regular Tylenol. There was no cold medicine in it.

To me, anything was better than crushing meds.

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Yeah- I did the liquid Tylenol, too. But make sure it’s the adult version, because the kids version is loaded in sugar and so sweet. I know Rite Aid has the adult kind in their generic brand..

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1 hour ago, sleevegirl88 said:

@Matt Z im wondering if gel would be an okay idea to get and just poke a small hole in the capsule and take the inside liquid stuff with some Water or a bite of applesauce or something

I don't see why not. My Vitamin D pills are gel caps about the same size and I've no issue with them. I don't see why putting a pinhole in the liquid gel cap would be problematic. It's not a delayed release situation. My 2 cents. Not a doctor, don't play one on tv and I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night... lol

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@KimTriesRNY @insta_adventurer I will defn buy some! thanks to both of you

@Matt Z thanks for the advice and humor in the post gave me a good laugh for the day lol

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Just an additional perspective: when you buy yourself the liquid Tylenol, go ahead and get yourself some caplets or capsules, too, just in case. The liquid made me so sick. I couldn't swallow even half a dose. I did fine with the extra strength caplets (the ones shaped like pills were easier to swallow than the round ones, for me) while I needed them.

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@CrankyMagpie thank you! probaly a good idea bc i dont know what my new tummy will tolerate.

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