ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL

ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Panadol, Tylenol

GENERIC NAME(S): acetaminophen

Uses

USES: This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.


How to use ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL

HOW TO USE: Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product because the amount of acetaminophen may be different between products. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended. (See also Warning section.) If you are giving acetaminophen to a child, be sure you use a product that is meant for children. Use your child's weight to find the right dose on the product package. If you don't know your child's weight, you can use their age. For suspensions, shake the medication well before each dose. Some liquids do not need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions on the product package. Measure the liquid medication with the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to make sure you have the correct dose. Do not use a household spoon. For rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow to dissolve on the tongue, then swallow with or without water. For chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing. Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing. For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose in the recommended amount of water, then drink. Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not work as well. Do not take this medication for fever for more than 3 days unless directed by your doctor. For adults, do not take this product for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed by your doctor. If the child has a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.

Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: See also Warning section. This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly. If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. In the US - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

Precautions

PRECAUTIONS: See also Warning section. Before taking acetaminophen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, regular use/abuse of alcohol. Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving/effervescent tablets may contain sugar or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. If you have any of these conditions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using these products safely. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Acetaminophen passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Interactions

DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also Warning section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. A product that may interact with this drug is: ketoconazole. This medication may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use this drug.

Overdose

OVERDOSE: If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center. Symptoms of overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

GS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET
GS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET
GS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET

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3S0
PAIN RELIEVER 325 MG TABLET
PAIN RELIEVER 325 MG TABLET
PAIN RELIEVER 325 MG TABLET

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44 104
PAIN RELIEVER 500 MG CAPLET
PAIN RELIEVER 500 MG CAPLET
PAIN RELIEVER 500 MG CAPLET

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44 175
TYLENOL EX-STR 500 MG GELCAP
TYLENOL EX-STR 500 MG GELCAP
TYLENOL EX-STR 500 MG GELCAP

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Tylenol 500
ED-APAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID
ED-APAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID
ED-APAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID

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Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML SOLUTION
Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML SOLUTION
Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML SOLUTION

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MAPAP 325 MG TABLET
MAPAP 325 MG TABLET
MAPAP 325 MG TABLET

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GPI A325
MAPAP 500 MG CAPLET
MAPAP 500 MG CAPLET
MAPAP 500 MG CAPLET

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MAPAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID
MAPAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID
MAPAP 160 MG/5 ML LIQUID

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MAPAP 500 MG CAPSULE
MAPAP 500 MG CAPSULE
MAPAP 500 MG CAPSULE

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CPC, 617
MAPAP 500 MG TABLET
MAPAP 500 MG TABLET
MAPAP 500 MG TABLET

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GPI A5
ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TABLET
ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TABLET
ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TABLET

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MLX 123
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TABLET
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TABLET
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TABLET

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MLX 152
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCAP
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCAP
ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCAP

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L 5
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TAB
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TAB
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TAB

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L227
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TAB
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TAB
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 325 MG TAB

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L403, 325MG
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG CPLT
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG CPLT
KRO ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG CPLT

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L484
EQL CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
EQL CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
EQL CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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EQL ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCP
EQL ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCP
EQL ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG GELCP

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G1
NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET
NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET
NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET

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K10
EQ PAIN RELIEF 500 MG/15 ML LQ
EQ PAIN RELIEF 500 MG/15 ML LQ
EQ PAIN RELIEF 500 MG/15 ML LQ

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CVS NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET
CVS NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET
CVS NON-ASPIRIN 500 MG TABLET

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44 148
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG CAPLET

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L484
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG GELCAP
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG GELCAP
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG GELCAP

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CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG EZ-TAB
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG EZ-TAB
CVS PAIN RELIEF 500 MG EZ-TAB

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44 531
TYLENOL 325 MG TABLET
TYLENOL 325 MG TABLET
TYLENOL 325 MG TABLET

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TYLENOL, 325
TYLENOL 325 MG CAPLET
TYLENOL 325 MG CAPLET
TYLENOL 325 MG CAPLET

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TYLENOL 325 HOSPITAL
CHILDREN'S SILAPAP ELIXIR
CHILDREN'S SILAPAP ELIXIR
CHILDREN'S SILAPAP ELIXIR

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MAPAP 80 MG TABLET CHEW
MAPAP 80 MG TABLET CHEW
MAPAP 80 MG TABLET CHEW

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1G
SM PAIN REL JR STR TAB CHEW
SM PAIN REL JR STR TAB CHEW
SM PAIN REL JR STR TAB CHEW

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HM CHILD ACETAMINOPHEN 160 MG
HM CHILD ACETAMINOPHEN 160 MG
HM CHILD ACETAMINOPHEN 160 MG

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44 450
NON-ASPIRIN 160 MG/5 ML SUSP
NON-ASPIRIN 160 MG/5 ML SUSP
NON-ASPIRIN 160 MG/5 ML SUSP

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INFANTS' TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML
INFANTS' TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML
INFANTS' TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML

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CHILDREN'S TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML
CHILDREN'S TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML
CHILDREN'S TYLENOL 160 MG/5 ML

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CHILDREN'S Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML
CHILDREN'S Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML
CHILDREN'S Q-PAP 160 MG/5 ML

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SM CHILD'S PAIN RELIEVER SUSP
SM CHILD'S PAIN RELIEVER SUSP
SM CHILD'S PAIN RELIEVER SUSP

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PV CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
PV CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
PV CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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PV INFANT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
PV INFANT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
PV INFANT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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CVS CHILD PAIN-FEVER 160 MG/5
CVS CHILD PAIN-FEVER 160 MG/5
CVS CHILD PAIN-FEVER 160 MG/5

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CVS CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
CVS CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
CVS CHILD PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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CVS INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
CVS INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
CVS INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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GNP INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
GNP INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML
GNP INFNT PAIN RLF 160 MG/5 ML

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GS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG
GS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG
GS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG

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L544
LEADER 8-HR PAIN RELIEF 650 MG
LEADER 8-HR PAIN RELIEF 650 MG
LEADER 8-HR PAIN RELIEF 650 MG

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HV ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG
HV ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG
HV ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG

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L544
SM ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CAPLET
SM ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CAPLET
SM ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CAPLET

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L544
PAIN RELIEF 8HR ER 650 MG CPLT
PAIN RELIEF 8HR ER 650 MG CPLT
PAIN RELIEF 8HR ER 650 MG CPLT

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L217
CVS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG
CVS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG
CVS ARTHRITIS PAIN ER 650 MG

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L544
TYLENOL 8 HOUR 650 MG CAPLET
TYLENOL 8 HOUR 650 MG CAPLET
TYLENOL 8 HOUR 650 MG CAPLET

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TYLENOL ER
CVS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CPLT
CVS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CPLT
CVS PAIN RELIEF ER 650 MG CPLT

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L217
CVS ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG
CVS ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG
CVS ARTHRIT PAIN RLF ER 650 MG

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L544
SM PAIN RELIEVER ER 650 MG
SM PAIN RELIEVER ER 650 MG
SM PAIN RELIEVER ER 650 MG

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L544

Warning

WARNING: Taking too much acetaminophen may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Adults should not take more than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) of acetaminophen a day. People with liver problems and children should take less acetaminophen. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how much acetaminophen is safe to take. Do not use with any other drug containing acetaminophen without asking your doctor or pharmacist first. Acetaminophen is in many nonprescription and prescription medications (such as pain/fever drugs or cough-and-cold products). Check the labels on all your medicines to see if they contain acetaminophen, and ask your pharmacist if you are unsure. Get medical help right away if you take too much acetaminophen (overdose), even if you feel well. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, and dark urine. Daily alcohol use, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may damage your liver. Avoid alcohol.

Disclaimer

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.