Is it safe to take advil or tylenol after drinking alcohol?
Try not to drink when you are taking medication for a headache or cold. You might think that the over the counter drugs are harmless when mixed with alcohol, it's the opposite. There's been studies about liver damage with over use of these drugs and when combined with alcohol, it could be much worse. Also, if you're sick, I don't think drinking alcohol has ever been a remedy for the common cold. Although my grandmother wanted to give me blackberry wine when I was sick, I immediately threw up!
Tylenol and other acetaminophen products have been shown to cause liver damage when combined with alcohol. Advil and ibuprofen products combined with alcohol can cause stomach problems including bleeding, so no, it's not a good idea to combine them. It's really not a good idea to combine any other drugs with alcohol. If you are taking something for pain or for a cold or allergy, hold off on drinking until you are better.
How do I know for sure that I'm pregnant?
The pregnancy tests you buy over the counter are very accurate, take one and believe it. Make an appointment with Planned Parenthood or a doctor early on to ensure a healthy pregnancy. If you are unsure about your options (adoption, abortion) Planned Parenthood can discuss this with you too. The main thing is do not delay.
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