Acephen [OTC]; Aspirin Free Anacin Extra Strength [OTC]; Cetafen Extra [OTC]; Cetafen [OTC]; FeverAll Adult [OTC]; FeverAll Children’s [OTC]; FeverAll Infants’ [OTC]; FeverAll Junior Strength [OTC]; Little Fevers [OTC]; Mapap Arthritis Pain [OTC]; Mapap Children’s [OTC]; Mapap Extra Strength [OTC]; Mapap Infants’ [OTC] [DSC]; Mapap [OTC]; Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever [OTC]; Nortemp Children’s [OTC]; Ofirmev; Pain & Fever Children’s [OTC]; Pain Eze [OTC]; Pharbetol Extra Strength [OTC]; Pharbetol [OTC]; Q-Pap Children’s [OTC]; Q-Pap Extra Strength [OTC]; Q-Pap Infants’ [OTC] [DSC]; Q-Pap [OTC]; Silapap Children’s [OTC]; Silapap Infants’ [OTC] [DSC]; Triaminic Children’s Fever Reducer Pain Reliever [OTC]; Tylenol 8 HR Arthritis Pain [OTC]; Tylenol 8 HR [OTC] [DSC]; Tylenol Children’s Meltaways [OTC] [DSC]; Tylenol Children’s [OTC]; Tylenol Extra Strength [OTC]; Tylenol Infants’ [OTC]; Tylenol Jr. Meltaways [OTC] [DSC]; Tylenol [OTC]; Valorin Extra [OTC]; Valorin [OTC]
Abenol; Apo-Acetaminophen; Atasol; Novo-Gesic; Pediatrix; Tempra; Tylenol
- Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems have happened with the use of acetaminophen. Some people needed a liver transplant. Liver problems happened most often in people taking more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) in a day. People were often taking more than one drug with acetaminophen in it. Talk with your doctor.
- It is used to ease pain and fever.
- If you have an allergy to acetaminophen or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have liver disease.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Avoid other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
- Call your doctor right away if you take more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you are taking warfarin, talk with your doctor. You may need to have your blood work checked more closely while you are taking it with this drug.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take this drug.
- Different brands of this drug may have different doses for children. Talk with the doctor before giving this drug to a child.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- If you have phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your doctor. Some products have phenylalanine.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Not able to sleep.
All oral products:
- Take with or without food.
- Chew well before swallowing.
- Place on the tongue and let melt.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Take with a full glass of water.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug.
All other liquid products:
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure this drug.
- Shake well before use.
- Use suppository rectally.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- If suppository is soft, chill in a refrigerator or run cold water over it.
- To use suppository, take off foil wrapper.
- Wet suppository before putting in rectum.
- Put suppository into the rectum with gentle pressure, pointed end first. Do not handle too much.
- It is given into a vein for a period of time.
Oral products and suppository:
- If you take this drug on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
All oral products:
- Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Store in original container.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Store at room temperature. Do not freeze.
- Some brands may be stored in the refrigerator. Ask your pharmacist or check the package label.
Oral products and suppository:
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.