This drug is employed to take care of mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu injuries) and to reduce fever.
Take this device by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about some of the information, speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
There are many brands and varieties of acetaminophen available. Read the dosing instructions carefully per product since the amount of acetaminophen might be different between products. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended. (See also Warning section.)
If you might be giving acetaminophen to a child, be sure you utilize a creation that is supposed for kids. Use your son or daughter's weight to obtain the right dose on the product package. If you don't know your kid's weight, you may use how old they are.
For suspensions, shake the medication well before each dose. Some liquids don't need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions about the product package. Measure the liquid medication using the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to successfully contain the correct dose. Do not work with a household spoon.
For rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow to dissolve for 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 simultaneously, helping the likelihood of unwanted side effects. Also, usually do not split the tablets unless there is a score line plus your doctor or pharmacist informs you for this. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose within the recommended volume of water, then drink.
Pain medications work most effectively when they are used since the first signs of pain occur. If you delay until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not act as well.
Do not take this medication for fever for over three days unless directed because of your doctor. For adults, don't take this device for pain for longer than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed because of your doctor. If the child features a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult a doctor promptly.
Tell your physician if the condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you could have a significant problem, get medical help without delay.
See also Warning section.
This drug usually has no negative effects. If you might have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your medical professional has directed you to work with medicines, keep in mind that she or he has judged the help to you is in excess of the risk of side effects. Many people using prescription drugs tend not to have serious negative effects.
A grave allergic attack to this particular drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you see 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 listing of possible side effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact a medical expert or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call a medical expert for medical advice about side effects. You may report unwanted side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for medical advice about negative effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
See also Warning section.
Before taking acetaminophen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you might be allergic for it; or if you've another allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which could cause allergic reactions or any other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more information.
Before using the product, tell a medical expert or pharmacist your 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 required if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or some other condition that will need that you limit/avoid these substances in your diet. If you might have any of these conditions, ask your physician or pharmacist about by using these products safely.
Tell a medical expert if you might be pregnant before using medicines.
Acetaminophen passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Airmail: 2-3 business weeks
EMS: 3-8 business days
Airmail: 2-3 weeks, EMS: 3-8 business days.