How many milligrams of acetaminophen can a 40 lb child take?
No more than his pediatrician recommends.
Darvocet contains Propoxyphene (a narcotic) and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Depending on the the strength prescribed it may have as much as 650 milligrams of acetaminophen. Dosage of acetaminophen should not exceed 1000 milligrams every 4-6 hours and should not exceed 4000 milligrams in a 24 hour period. Doses above this may cause serious liver damage/death. If in doubt ask you pharmacist or MD because they know what is appropriate for you specifically.
When an adult takes 1500 milligrams of pain reliever acetaminophen about 6 hours ago What should you do?
Generally speaking, a one time dose of 10 grams (10,000 mg)... OR 12 grams (12,000 mg) over the course of 48 hours... OR more than 4 grams (4,000 mg) daily are all considered toxic doses. Patients with impaired liver function have a lower ability to tolerate acetaminophen. Acetaminophen dosing is being reviewed in the United States. Guidelines may change.
According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, "The association of adverse reactions to acetaminophen and to ASA is uncommon..." So, it seems that they are safe to take together. Whether the acetaminophen is for you or a child, always consult your doctor or local pharmacist before beginning a new analgesic/antipyretic regimen.
Tylenol is acetaminophen so it would not be advisable to take Tylenol and acetaminophen/diphenhydramine since it would be a double dose of acetaminophen. However, it also depends on the total dose of the acetaminophen. Typically, you should limit a single dose of acetaminophen to 1000mg and a maximum of 4000 mg per 24 hour period.
To convert milligrams to grams: 1 gram = 1000 milligrams So take the number of milligrams and divide by 1000 to get the number of grams. To convert grams to milligrams: Take the number of grams and multiply by 1000 to get the number of milligrams. Examples: 500 milligrams = 0.5 grams 2 grams = 2000 milligrams
Have you ever heard about surgery for a liver transplant? That is what you will have IF you are lucky and don't die first from an overdose. Acetaminophen is toxic to the liver and it doesn't take much more than the suggested dosage to do some real damage. And it is a slow and painful death, taking sometimes weeks. Don't take any drugs that aren't prescribed for you and then not until you have researched…
A lot! Consider this: one Tylenol 3 with codeine contains only three milligrams of the drug. 3 milligrams is only 3/200,000 of 200 grams. I am a medical doctor but also take codeine for my Fibromyalgia. Tylenol 3 (generic is Acetaminophen with Codeine) contains 30mg (thirty milligrams) of codeine. 1000mg (milligrams) = 1 gram. which means 200 grams would be equal to taking 6,667 pills of Tylenol 3. This would kill any human no matter…