General information for Tylenol :
Tylenol belongs to the group of medicines called analgesics (pain relief) and antipyretic (fever reducer). It works fast to relieve pain caused by conditions such as a headache and osteoarthritis, and to reduce fever caused by infection. It is used alone as well as in combination with medicines for a cough, cold, and pain relief.
Instructions for Tylenol:
Take Tylenol as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take more Tylenol than recommended. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. The recommended adult dose is 325 mg to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours to a maximum of 4,000 mg in 24 hours. The recommended dose for children is 10 to 15 mg per kg of body weight every 4 to 6 hours, up to a maximum of 65 mg / kg in 24 hours. Urine glucose tests can produce false results while taking Tylenol .
Precautions for taking Tylenol:
Before taking Tylenol to tell your doctor if you have liver disease (cirrhosis), a history of alcoholism. Avoid drinking alcohol. It can lead to an increased risk of liver damage while taking Tylenol. Tylenol is not recommended for children under 2 years.
Contraindications for Tylenol:
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or ingredients of the drug, or if you have liver disease, cirrhosis. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Possible side effects of Tylenol:
Seek emergency medical help if you have jaundice, dark urine, nausea, hives, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, black, tenacious stools, swelling of the face, lips, diarrhea, itching. If you have other side effects that are not listed, contact your doctor immediately.
Tell your doctor about all medicines you can take, especially rifampicin, phenobarbital, acetylsalicylic acid, blood thinners, phenytoin, isoniazid, cholestyramine, carbamazepine. The interaction between two medications does not always mean that you need to stop taking one of them. Tell your doctor about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines and phytotherapy that you take.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is almost the time of the next intake, just skip it and return to your intake plan. Do not take an extra dose to assemble the missed dose.
If you think you have overdosed the medicine, seek emergency medical help immediately. The overdose symptoms are: dark urine, loss of appetite, vomiting, yellowing of the skin, sweating, stomach pain, nausea, weakness.
Store the medicine at room temperature between 68-77ºF (20-25ºC) away from light and moisture. Do not store it in the bathroom. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.
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