Medical Management Questions Tylenol

What is the time gap I should maintain before taking another Tylenol pill?

I'm feeling under the weather and am currently taking Tylenol, which seems to be helping. How long should I wait before taking another Tylenol?

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Hi, Your vague symptoms of "feeling under the weather" and taking Tylenol to make you feel better would be good if you knew what you were treating. Yes, there is a dosing regime for Tylenol, but it would be good if you saw your doctor and let him have a go at your diagnosis and treatment.
This should be printed on the bottle - always read your medications! Tylenol dosage is every 4 hours and you should not exceed a total of 4000mg in any given 24-hour period. The maximum may be lower if you have any medical problems that affect your liver.
You can take 1-2 pills of tylenol every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Maximum of 10 pills per day.
You should wait 4-6 hours between doses of Tylenol. Do not take more than 4000 mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) in 24 hours.
Between 4-6 hours
All Tylenol products are dosed every 4-6 hours. It is important that you recognize the strength of the particular acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablet that you are taking, as they do come in different strengths. You should try NOT to exceed a maximum daily dose of 3250 mg, as higher doses can be harmful to your liver. While there is a maximum daily dose, the dosing interval remains every 4-6 hours.