PSA: Do Not Take Tylenol When You’re Hungover
Plenty of us reach for the Tylenol when we have a splitting headache after a night of drinking. But guess what? It could be really bad for you.
Taking Tylenol on a hangover is quite dangerous,Â according to Fusion. Tylenol is prone to causing liver damage if taken with alcohol. This means it’s no bueno bothÂ when you’re drinking and when you’re hungover.
Basically, its the acetaminophen in Tylenol that is harmful to you when you’re hungover.
The liver finds it hard to break down and metabolize alcohol if you’re drinking more than one drink per hour, which everyone does.Â Adding Tylenol to the mix makes it even harder for your liver to remove harmful substances as it can’t break down both at the same time. This causesÂ the liver to over-metabolize because it’s trying to digest and break down the alcohol and theÂ acetaminophen.
The label on the bottle does warn not to take with alcohol, but most of us don’t read the warning. Mixing Tylenol with alcohol can also increase kidney damage by 123%, according to WedMD.
There are many otherÂ options to choose from, including Advil, thatÂ are easier on your liver and kidneys.