Marjo Had A Headache, Took 4 ES Tylenol; Slater Said That Was Too Much
Marjo started getting a headache right before our daily trivia challenge on Monday morning. After scouring the building looking for some Advil (Ibuprofen), the best she came up with was some Extra Strength Tylenol that a co-worker had.
Slater and Marjo both, at the first sign of a headache, even the slightest amount of discomfort, will opt to knock it out with some over-the-counter pain relief. The recommended amount one takes though, is clearly displayed on the side of the bottle.
BUT, DO PEOPLE ABIDE BY THIS?
Certain medicines can cause some trouble when overused, so depending on the type of medicine you take, the directions differ.
For example, Tylenol tends to be harsher on the liver, whereas Advil tends to affect your stomach.
So, Marjo pops 4 ES Tylenol and Slater, like a protective older brother, tries to convince her that that's too much!
Technically, anything more than 6 pills in 24 hours is considered dangerous to your liver; however, the directions call for 2 pills every 6 hours, not 4 at once.
Now...we have all, at one point or another, taken more than the suggested amount depending on how severe the pain is, but HOW MUCH more?
I used to take two Advil at the onset of a headache; however, now I opt for just one, then another if I need it.
SO, WE WANNA KNOW...
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