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Tylenol & Motrin. Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13

How many hours between taking one can you take the other one? So say I take Motrin, how long after can I take Tylenol? Anyone know?

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Jan '13

They work differently so it doesn't matter as long as pure following each meds directions for how long between doses.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65328 posts
4th Jan '13

I'd wait at least 4 hours between doses, and don't exceed more than 3000 mg of acetaminophen per day.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" I'd wait at least 4 hours between doses, and don't exceed more than 3000 mg of acetaminophen per day."


How much Motrin can I take at a time? What is the max dose? I know the 3000mg rule so I never exceed that. I usually take 1000mg each dose of Tylenol.

Squeaky McGee [12 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65328 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" How much Motrin can I take at a time? What is the max dose? I know the 3000mg rule so I never exceed that. I usually take 1000mg each dose of Tylenol."


I don't know that there is a max dose for Motrin. Just follow the directions on the bottle.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" They work differently so it doesn't matter as long as pure following each meds directions for how long between doses."


I keep trying to alternate and this fucking headache won't go away. Maybe the Motrin is ineffective since I have been taking it every day 3 times a day for like months.....

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" I keep trying to alternate and this fucking headache won't go away. Maybe the Motrin is ineffective since I have been taking it every day 3 times a day for like months....."</blockquote>



Yeah u probably shouldn't take it that long continuously.



I don't alternate when I get Abbas headache because I know it's not gonna be long term but rather a one day or one to two dose thing. If I can knock it out it's usually ok. But taking little amts all day usually don't do shit.



Have u tried caffeine and water?

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" I don't know that there is a max dose for Motrin. Just follow the directions on the bottle."


Technically I shouldn't be taking Motrin at all because of my bleeding disorder but I have no other choice because tylenol doesn't do much & it usually cuts my headaches a little bit but for the last two days, it doesn't help my headaches anymore so maybe I need to up the dose? I take about 600mg of motrin each dose. My mom told me to alternate the 2 and maybe it will help better but I see no change :\

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" Technically I shouldn't be taking Motrin at all because of my bleeding disorder but I have no other ... [snip!] ... I take about 600mg of motrin each dose. My mom told me to alternate the 2 and maybe it will help better but I see no change :\"</blockquote>
How much Tylenol do u take? I usually do extra strength so that's 1000 mg. then I like to use a Motrin 800. I have to seriously kick my headaches ass or it just never stops. (obviously this is not when im preg haha).

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting lolajessup:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" Technically I shouldn't be taking ... [snip!] ... use a Motrin 800. I have to seriously kick my headaches ass or it just never stops. (obviously this is not when im preg haha)."

I take 1000mg of Tylenol. I have had persistent every day headaches for the past 4 months. I have started getting other issues with it as well, that seem to be getting worse...idk wtf is going on.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
4th Jan '13

When I was in the hospital I'd get one every 4 hours and one every 6 so every 12 hours I'd get a dose together.

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" When I was in the hospital I'd get one every 4 hours and one every 6 so every 12 hours I'd get a dose together."

Both of them at the same time?

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49343 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" Both of them at the same time?"</blockquote>




Yup

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31000 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" Both of them at the same time?"</blockquote> Yup"


I need to try that. Ugh seriously...my head is fucking pounding. I took some Motrin not long ago. I want to take more Tylenol but, idk how long ago I took it though :| I don't want to be one of the dumb asses who accidentally overdoses or some shit lol.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44071 posts
4th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" I take 1000mg of Tylenol. I have had persistent every day headaches for the past 4 months. I have started getting other issues with it as well, that seem to be getting worse...idk wtf is going on."</blockquote>



Maybe you need to get migraine meds. I had bad headaches daily when I was on Nuva ring and after 8 days straight it got so bad I thought I was having an aneurysm. So I went to the er and they had me imitrex and I felt a burning sensation go through my brain and it felt like a vice squeezing inside and then within a 1/2 hr it was miraculously gone. Poof. So maybe u need something like that. I never thought it was a real migraine. And I could tell the diff cause if I thought I had one and took the imitrex I either got relief in 1/2 ht with that burning pain or I did get the pain or the relief.