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    OTC Pain Med with highest dose of Acetaminophen?
    An_260557 posted:
    After 2 back surgery and a neck surgery over the past 2 years, I am trying to get off of prescription pain pills my monthly doctor visit takes about 3 hours and I do not have that kind of time. I went to my primary care doctor but he wants me to take plain old Advil, that is not enough. I am in a lot of pain. What is the over the counter pain med with highest dose of Acetaminophen?
    blessedladyptl responded:
    If you are in that much pain, OTC meds may not be much, if any help. The highest amount of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) you can get is Extra Strength which is 500 a tablet BUT, YOU MUST BE CAREFUL WITH ACETAMINOPHEN. You can't take more than 4,000 mg in a 24 hr period and not more than 1,000 in a 6 hr period. Too much Acetaminophen can cause acute liver failure and death. Also DO NOT DRINK ANY ALCOHOL when you are taking Acetaminophen.

    blessedladyptl responded:
    You can take up to 4 200 mg Advil tablets every 6 hrs. Advil is Ibuprofen. Ibuprofen comes in prescription strength 800 mg per tablet.

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