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Tylenol/Ibuprofen cocktail ???

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by carrob03, Jan 15, 2012.

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    I've read the dosage info in the library.....but just curious "how" to do this. Do I alternate the two, every couple of hours or so ?

    I'll be 5 weeks out tomorrow, still taking more Norco than this "stubborn" Bohemian had planned.......just curious ! :blush:

    Done with out-patient PT, now just on a home program. Santa brought me a new recumbent stationary bike, so I'm happy about that. Go back to work in a couple of weeks. Doing good, just tired of the nagging ache....but I know it will go away in time.
     
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    I take 2 advil, then about 4 hours later take the tylenol, then repeat... but I think the "Cocktail" is 2 advil and 2 tylenol every 4 to 6 hours...
    Hope you do ok...the pain does leave, be patient.
     
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    No it isn't. You haven't read it properly.

    Tylenol - also known as acetaminophen or paracetamol
    The most effective dose is 1,000mg.
    This can be taken 4 times a day to a maximum of 4,000mg per 24hrs

    Ibuprofen - also known as Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Nuprin
    The most effective doses are anything between 400 and 800mg to be take 3 times a day to a maximum of 2,400mg.

    I would have thought that was self-explanatory. No?
     
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    Maybe it's the Norco, and I'm not understanding.

    So, what you're saying is.....I can take Tylenol 4 times a day, and Ibuprofen 3 times a day, no matter how they overlap??
     
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    It's really better if you take the doses Jo has provided at the same time. But....the point Jo is making is that the maximum dosages for each med are such that you can get FOUR of the doses into a 24 hour period and only THREE of the ibuprofen in that time.

    What most people do is take a dose every 6 hours during the day. Start with the lower dose of the ibuprofen and see if that works before going up to the 800mg.

    Does that help???
     
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    Correct! I made this chart for you - it's just a snapshot of a regime not recommendation.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Just understand that the most you should take in 24 hours of tylenol is 4000 mg.
     
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    Nice graphic, Jo. A picture always is better than words.
     
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    It says that clearly in the article in the Library which they are referring to, Mary.
     
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