This drug is employed to take care of mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu discomfort) and reduce fever.
Take this system by mouth as directed. Follow all directions around the product package. If you might be uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
There are numerous brands and varieties of acetaminophen available. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each and every product as the volume of acetaminophen could possibly be different between products. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended. (See also Warning section.)
If you might be giving acetaminophen to a child, make sure to make use of a creation that is meant for kids. Use your child's weight to find the right dose for the product package. If you don't know your child's weight, you need to use how old they are.
For suspensions, shake the medication ahead of when each dose. Some liquids don't need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions on the product package. Measure the liquid medication using the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to successfully have the correct dose. Do not work with a household spoon.
For rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow to dissolve around 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 each of the drug at the same time, enhancing the likelihood of unwanted side effects. Also, don't split the tablets unless these people have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist informs you to do so. Swallow the complete or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose in the recommended level of water, then drink.
Pain medications perform best when they are used as the first signs and symptoms of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication might not exactly work as well.
Do not take prescription drugs for fever for over three days unless directed because of your doctor. For adults, usually do not take the product for pain in excess of 10 days (5 days in kids) unless directed from your doctor. If the child includes a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult your physician promptly.
Tell your medical professional if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you might have a life threatening disease, get medical help without delay.
See also Warning section.
This drug commonly has no unwanted effects. If you've got any unusual effects, contact your medical professional or pharmacist promptly.
If a medical expert has directed you to utilize medicines, understand that that person judged how the help to you is in excess of the probability of unwanted side effects. Many people using medicines do not have serious negative effects.
A grave allergic reaction to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help right away possibly any symptoms of a significant hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete set of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call a medical expert for medical health advice about unwanted effects. You may report unwanted effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your physician for health advice about unwanted effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
See also Warning section.
Before taking acetaminophen, tell your medical professional or pharmacist if you happen to be allergic to it; or if you might have another allergies. This product might have inactive ingredients, that may cause allergic reactions and other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using this system, tell your physician or pharmacist your health background, especially of: liver disease, regular use/abuse of alcohol.
Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving/effervescent tablets might have sugar or aspartame. Caution is recommended if you've got diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that will need that you limit/avoid these substances in your diet. If you might have some of these conditions, ask your physician or pharmacist about with such products safely.
Tell your doctor if you're pregnant before using prescription drugs.
Acetaminophen passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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