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Can Taking Tylenol 2000mg Within One Hour Cause Any Risks?

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Posted on Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Question: Is it ok to take the 2000mg tynol within the hour
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
maximum dose is 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The maximum dose is 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours , so should not really go up to 2000 mg in such a short period of time.

If you are in pain , it may be best to add another pain killer from a different family of medication eg ibuprofen or naproxen if you can use these types of meds.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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So will I be ok
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
higher than allowed but if only once should be fine

Detailed Answer:
HI

As said , the maximum dose is 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours, not up to 2000 mg.

If you took excess only once, you should be fine but this should not be continued. You would need to use the required and approved dose, 1000 mg, the next time which should be in 4 to 6 hours since the last dose
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Taking Tylenol 2000mg Within One Hour Cause Any Risks?

Brief Answer: maximum dose is 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The maximum dose is 1000 mg every 4 to 6 hours , so should not really go up to 2000 mg in such a short period of time. If you are in pain , it may be best to add another pain killer from a different family of medication eg ibuprofen or naproxen if you can use these types of meds. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions