Favorite travel medicine and remedies – Cuba – Debbie's Carribean Reviews Forums

[quote author=tuss board=Cuba thread=1192993650 post=1193152391][quote author=boldstar board=Cuba thread=1192993650 post=1193147303]Pain-killer advice: From what I understand, Tylenol and other brands of acetaminophen can be dangerous when combined with alcohol. I don’t know all the details, so it’s worth researching yourselves, but I do know that acetaminophen is bad news for your liver, especially when there’s alcohol involved. Advil and other brands of ibuprofen are better options. Advil makes a miracle liquid-gel capsule that really fixes hangover headaches!

Acetominophen (tylenol, paracetamol, etc) is only dangerous to your liver in overdose situations. No harm with alcohol and even in people with known cirrhosis of the liver, a normal dose is fine. [/quote]

Recent studies are beginning to uncover liver-related problems when acetaminophen is combined with alcohol. I believe it’s called alcohol-acetaminophen syndrome. The basic idea: Chronic or heavy drinkers can experience acute liver failure when alcohol is combined with normally non-toxic amounts of acetaminophen. Tylenol should never be used or administered as a hangover remedy.

The 3 most common questions a doctor will ask following a liver function test if your enzyme levels are high:

  1. How much do you drink?
  2. Do you take acetaminophen on a regular basis?
  3. Do you have a history of chronic hepatitis?

It makes me wonder how I survived university! I battled many hangovers with tomato juice and Tylenol!

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