This drug is employed to take care of mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu injuries) and also to reduce fever.
Take this system by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you happen to be uncertain about one of the information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
There a wide range of brands and forms of acetaminophen available. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each and every product as the volume of acetaminophen might be different between products. Do not take more acetaminophen than recommended. (See also Warning section.)
If you are giving acetaminophen to your child, make sure to make use of a merchandise that was created for children. Use your kid's weight to get the right dose on the product package. If you don't know your son or daughter's weight, you may use their age.
For suspensions, shake the medication ahead of when each dose. Some liquids need not be shaken before use. Follow all directions on the product package. Measure the liquid medication with the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to successfully possess the correct dose. Do not utilize 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 every one of the drug simultaneously, enhancing the chance of unwanted effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line along with your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do this. Swallow the complete or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose inside the recommended quantity of water, then drink.
Pain medications perform most optimally when they are used because the first indications of pain occur. If you hold back until the symptoms have worsened, the medication might not exactly act as well.
Do not take prescription drugs for fever for over 3 days unless directed because of your doctor. For adults, usually do not take this system for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in kids) unless directed from your doctor. If the child carries a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult your physician promptly.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you may have a significant condition, get medical help without delay.
See also Warning section.
This drug commonly has no negative effects. If you might have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If a medical expert has directed you to make use of medicines, understand that he or she has judged how the advantage of you is in excess of the probability of negative effects. Many people using this medication usually do not have serious negative effects.
A serious hypersensitivity for this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away possibly any symptoms of a life threatening hypersensitivity, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete report on possible side effects. If you notice other effects unlisted above, contact your physician or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your medical professional for medical advice about negative effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
See also Warning section.
Before taking acetaminophen, tell your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic into it; or if you've got some other allergies. This product could have inactive ingredients, which can cause allergy symptoms or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using this system, tell your medical professional or pharmacist your history, especially of: liver disease, regular use/abuse of alcohol.
Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving/effervescent tablets might have sugar or aspartame. Caution is required if you've got diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or another condition that will require you to limit/avoid these substances in what you eat. If you have all of these conditions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist about using these products safely.
Tell your doctor if you are 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
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