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]; Midol Long Lasting Relief [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] [DSC]; Q-Pap Extra Strength [OTC] [DSC]; Q-Pap Infants’ [OTC] [DSC]; Q-Pap [OTC] [DSC]; 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 [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
- This drug has acetaminophen in it. Very bad and sometimes deadly liver problems like the need for a liver transplant have happened with acetaminophen use. Most of the time, liver problems have happened in people who took more acetaminophen in a day than they were told. Also, people who had liver problems were often using more than 1 drug that had acetaminophen in it. Talk with the doctor.
- It is used to ease pain and fever.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child has liver disease.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not give your child more of this drug than what the doctor told you to give. Giving more of this drug than you are told may raise the chance of very bad side effects.
- Avoid giving your child other sources of acetaminophen. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause problems.
- Call the doctor right away if you give your child more acetaminophen in a day than you were told, even if your child feels well.
- Alcohol may interact with this drug. Be sure your child does not drink alcohol.
- If your child is taking warfarin, talk with the doctor. Your child may need to have blood work checked more closely while taking it with this drug.
- This drug may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your child’s health care providers and lab workers that your child takes this drug.
- Different brands of this drug may have different doses for children. Talk with the doctor before giving this drug to a child.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- If your child has phenylketonuria (PKU), talk with your child’s 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, swallowing, 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 your child has signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in the mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- Not able to sleep.
All oral products:
- Give this drug with or without food.
- Have your child chew all the way up before swallowing.
- Place on the tongue and let melt.
- Have your child swallow whole. Do not let your child chew, break, or crush.
- Give this drug 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.
- Suppositories are for rectal use only.
- 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 your child takes this drug on a regular basis, give a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your child’s next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your child’s normal time.
- Do not give 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times this drug is given on an as needed basis. Do not give to your child more often than told by the doctor.
- Call your child’s 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 child’s 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.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child 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 child’s 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.