Ibuprofen vs tylenol liver

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I have a doctors appointment this afternoon and I am going to bring up the subject of tylenol and liver damage w/ the hope that at the least he will call a prescription in to a COMPOUND PHARMACY and order the hydrocodone w/out the tylenol in the hopes that in conjuction w/ the liver detox I can give my liver a chance to regenerate. I assume he will order liver tests first though. I will keep this forum informed if there is success in my desired approach.
All my previous hepatologists have steered me towards ibuprofen, because of the liver toxicity risk associated with acetaminophen. However, my doc has told me to definitely switch now to acetaminophen. My recent biopsy shows advancing liver disease due to hep c, I'm now stage3/grade3. My doc says that as liver disease advances, the risk to the kidneys from ibuprofen exceeds that to the liver from acetaminophen.
first doc said to only take 2 grams a day of Tylenol, and no Ibuprofen. His current doc says Ibuprofen in moderation is fine. He tries to stay away from either unless absolutely necessary.
I take both tylenol and ibuprofen. My nurse says the ibuprofen helps better with the shot sides. Tylenol most other times. The main thing I worry about is taking to much Advil before I get blood drawn. Be careful with that bc ibuprofen is a blood thinner. Also, there are some days I could easily go over my limit with Tylenol so I alternate with Advil on those days.
So with simple, yet horrible headaches, would you recommend tylenol or motrin? Doc says Tylenol but no more than 4 pills a day. (500mg tabs) I am going to get some herbal rice bags, and sunglasses for work, but in the middle of the night...what should I take? And why do the drs say different things about the pain relievers for me to take??
I don't know anything about Motrin vs Tylenol other than I took Tylenol 3's every day of my life for years (degenerative disc disease) and when I found out I was HCV active they took the Tylenol away and now just give me codeine, said Tylenol is not liver friendly...
Schiff at the Schiff Liver Institute in Miami, You will find an answer for tylenol. They have proven direct link with tylenol to liver disease, and liver damage. Also the antibiotic Augmentin.My Dr. told me to take Advil. An overdose of tylenol can cause immediate liver failure in some, and only antidote is the supplement NAC.
Well, Tylenol is proven to cause liver damage in some patients. If you read the side effects/risks of all medications, they almost all have warnings like this. I always weigh the risk vs benefit before giving my kids any medication. Our ped is ok with us using either ibuprofen or tylenol. Maybe talk to your pharmacist to see what he/she thinks.
Id tell your doctor youd rather have Oxy over Tylenol 3 for the fusion because Tylenol 3 would cause more chance of Nausea and less pain relief,but best bet is Hydrocodone and if you go that route the norcos because they would damage your liver less with less APAP/Tylenol.
If I had to choose today what to take for pain or fever (Tylenol vs. Ibuprofen) I guess it would be Tylenol since both GI docs have said I can take that. My pre-biopsy instructions in 2003 had "do not take Motrin one week prior to or after the biopsy". I was offered Percocet post biopsy for pain if I needed it (which I didn't). The Demerol and Versed pretty much took care of any immediate post biopsy pain :) Hope you're doing good!
After the accident, I was put on dilaudid- the pain specialist felt the Tylenol would be harmful to my kidneys and liver. It is my understanding that dilaudid is a concentrated form of morphine. (I was told 3x regular) According to the Dr.- as long as you are experiencing pain, you are less likely to become addicted. I take at least 12 mg a day, depending how bad my day is. Bad days-up to 16 mg per dose, every 4 hours for up to three days.
Whether or to take tylenol depends on the stage of your liver. I am stage 4. So no tylenol for me. I can't take asprin or IB prophin, because they are blood thinners. And when your bloodplatelets get lows during treatment, that would be a no no. I like the idea of the one that filters through the kidneys. I will have to keep that in mind. take care..
I read that you should only take 500mg of Tylenol (my doctor prefers tylenol over Ibuprofen). That hardly cut anything. I took a coupld during the day at different times just to ease those flue like symptoms. Not sure but I am hoping it was okay to take them yesterday as well instead of just during the onslot of the sides.
hi, i've been seeing lots of negative things about tylenol for pain in terms of liver issues, what do you think is good in place of tylenol? you always have such good info, just wanted your take...of course none of us are docs...
So, I am going to try tylenol for fever and reserve ibuprofen for really bad times. Last night was bad, I only took two ibuprofen vs the 4 I usually take. My hemo said that aspirin paralyzes the platelets for a week while ibuprofen does the same for a few days. I was going to take the pills out and put them in a pill box with a timer. The nurse from Vertex told me to keep them in their containers as they would stay fresh that way. Oh well, I will come up with a better way.
Over the counter meds that may help include alternating doses of tylenol and motrin. Be careful as too much tylenol affects your liver and too much motrin affects your stomach lining and kidneys. Aspirin may also be helpful. For patients with brachial neuritis, narcotics are often used for pain relief as the pain can be quite excrutiating. 5.
Now I'm taking (in the Vicoprofen) only 400Mg/day of Ibuprofen (vs, like I said, the tylenol in Vicoden). I just want to feel like myself again..able to hunt through the woods for good prospects for walking stick material, able to get down on the ground and use a saw, haul the saplings out of the woods, sit long enough to strip the bark off them... Iknow, I know, if any of you Voyeur Readers out there have the same hobby but use dead-fall, you're tsk-tsking me for using live saplings.
ibuprofen have reported death cases on people with liver diseases, same aspirin, absolutely out of question the safest and most potent pain relever is harpagoside contained in Devil's Claw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpagophytum no toxicity at any dose it is a vegetable used regularly for centuries in several countires.
Tylenol vs Ibuprofen All hepatologists allow patients to use Tylenol 325mg, up to 6 tabs daily....even patients who are decompensating believe it or not. For some people Tylenol does nothing so they're told to take the ibuprofen.....and some docs okay to take BOTH the Tylenol and Ibuprofen up to 3200mg....Your doctor is the one that knows the condition of your liver best. Always check with him. I would be concerned with people that start their treatment with a low platelet count.
Good-Morning, have another concern. I know there is a lot of convtroversy regarding Tylenol vs Ibuprofen. Tylenol does nothing for me. I usually take Aleve or Motrin liquid gels for my headaches. I know we need this for our shot nights (especially the first). My Dr. was ok with Ibuprofen. I just don't want to cause any problems for my liver.
I'm on another board hepatitis called "Jovo"...(its for disscussion of natural tx) And they just had a rather long thread about tendonitus. Somebody was very highly advocating "DMSO" for for this problem. This is a solvent that they use in vetrinary medicine for horses as a liniment. It goes right through the skin so you have to have clean hands and clean the area and wash hands right after use. Rub it on twice a day. You can probably google it.
I'm still confused as to which pain medications can be used: Motrin vs. Tylenol For Pain Relief Which is safest to take and in what amounts? A: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is a medication used to control pain (known as an analgesic) and fever (known as antipyretic). In small doses (less than 4 grams per day, or eight pills taken over a twenty-four hour period of time) acetaminophen is quite safe for the liver—unless combined with alcoholic beverages.
I also take Flax oil and fish oil capsules for periods of time and have wondered if the anti-inflammatory properties they have could have caused some flares in the past but I think that was just co-incidence maybe. Any thoughts on these natural anti-inflammatory vs ibuprofen and such causing same problems would be very much appreciated! I don't want to do damage. Thanks!
Have you had hep tests? That is the disease that really DOES kill off the cells in your liver pretty easily. Liver enzymes are released when a liver cell dies - so the higher the number the more damage is being done. You'd be wise to look into it. My Antidepressants haven't affected my liver enzyme levels at ALL. IN fact I started in the 200s and now am in the 20s. The Hep was killing my liver.
Depending upon the stage of your liver disease you should only take over the counter analgesics such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, Naproxen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for aches and pains. If you have cirrhosis you should only take Tylenol up to a max dosage of 2 gram per day to avoid liver damage. Other drugs can cause life-threatening complications. Your doctor or your research has given you much false information about the proper treatment of hepatitis C.
I am so afraid that it is from the tylenol. They said i have a fatty liver but the enzymes werent high enough to need to be hospitalized. I am scared. I am tired of pain pills and my family all wants me to go to rehab but i am afraid that if they know ive overtaken my pain meds i can never get anything if i ever needed it for pain. I am so scared of withdrawals because i have tried to come off myself and would get deathly ill.
Do you understand 2000 mg of Tylenol/Asprin( acetaminophen) is going to give you liver failure!! You want the actual pain reliever agent that is the pure oxycodone, not mixed with aspirin. Asprin is only an anti inflammatory agent.
If you have inflammation though you need an anti inflammatory such as ibuprofen. Unfortunately tylenol is not really an anti inflammatory. The tylenol content in the ultracet is alot if your taking these on a regular basis for an extended period and the ultam would be a better choice since it has no tylenol in it.
Vicodin contains tylenol which will further damage your liver. Try 1000mg vitC and 400iu vitE a day to start. also there is a post with Gauf's liver supplement list you might want to take a look at.
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