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last friday i had a sore throat and fever the doctor gave me

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last friday i had a sore throat and fever the doctor gave me two shots of voltaren in the morning and at night and klavox 1 g the second day i had cold, in tuesday i still have pain in my throat i saw an ent specialist she gave me advil cold and sinus and betadine as mouth wash and anti hestamine and nasal spray ( tabunex) i felt much better but yesterday and today i am very weak and dizzy should i stop taking advil or what? it's my third day taking advil i take 3 pills a day
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

Yes you should. The only thing advil is doing is helping inflammation and pain so you can take tylenol instead

I would replace it with tylenol. That should help


I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
ok how many pills should i take a aday and for how long ?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
one extra strength tylenol twice a day for a week

if it doesn't get better see your ENT again
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i didn't find extar strength tylenol in the pharmacy i found tylenol is it the same?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
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i hace another question
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
This is Dr. David

I see you relisted the question for another doctor to take

regular tylenol is 325mg a pill

extra strenthen tylenol is 500mg a pill

yes, you can take regular tylenol two pills twice a day to see if that helps.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
i had one advil pill 4 hours ago when should i start taking tylenol
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
you can start taking the tylenol tonight.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
im in saudi arabia we dont have the same medicine i bought tylenol forte analgesic and antipyretic against pain and fever tablets and caplets of 500 mg
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
500mg tylenol is extra strength tylenol.

so that is fine to use as well.

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