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Updated on 26 Apr 2024

Learn more about TYLENOL

What is TYLENOL?

What is TYLENOL?

TYLENOL is the brand name for acetaminophen an is available as an oral tablet/solution and a suppository.

What dosages is TYLENOL available in?

What dosages is TYLENOL available in?

TYLENOL is available as a 325 mgk 500 mg, and 650 mg oral tablet, a 160 mg/5 ml oral solution, and a 120 mg, 325 mg, and 650 mg suppository.

What is TYLENOL used for?

What is TYLENOL used for?

TYLENOL is an analgesic that is used to treat:

  • Mild pain
  • Fever
How does TYLENOL work?

How does TYLENOL work?

TYLENOL is an analgesic. The exact way the medication treats pain and fever isn’t completely known. But it’s thought to work by stopping the production of certain chemicals in your brain and nervous system.

How do I take TYLENOL?

How do I take TYLENOL?

There are several manufacturers that make TYLENOL in different strengths and formulations (e.g., pill, chewable tablet, liquid, powder, rectal suppository). The dose will depend on your age, body weight (for children), the strength and formulation you’re using, and your risk for liver problems.
The maximum daily dose of this product is 10 tablets (3,250 mg) in 24 hours for adults or 5 tablets (1,625 mg) in 24 hours for children. Severe liver damage may occur if: adult takes more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
child takes more than 5 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount taken with other drugs containing acetaminophen adult has 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Is it safe for me to take TYLENOL?

Is it safe for me to take TYLENOL?

TYLENOL is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have sever liver disease or are taking other products containing acetaminophen.

TYLENOL Common Side Effects

TYLENOL Common Side Effects

Common side effects of TYLENOL:

  • Side effects typically aren’t common with this medication.
  • Other side effects that may occur include:
  • Nausea
  • Headache
TYLENOL Serious Side Effects

TYLENOL Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with TYLENOL. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Allergic reactions: hives, rash, skin blisters, peeling skin, swelling of the lips or tongue, difficulty breathing
  • Liver damage: swelling of your stomach, yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes, confusion, dark or brown urine
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on TYLENOL

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on TYLENOL

The following medications may interact with TYLENOL:

  • Substances that induce or regulate hepatic cytochrome enzyme CYP2E1 may alter the metabolism of acetaminophen and increase its hepatotoxic potential
  • Chronic oral acetaminophen use at a dose of 4,000 mg/day has been shown to cause an increase in international normalized ratio (INR) in some patients who have been stabilized on sodium warfarin
Who makes TYLENOL?

Who makes TYLENOL?

Johnson & Johnson

Is TYLENOL safe in pregnancy?

Is TYLENOL safe in pregnancy?

If you’re pregnant, speak to your provider about using TYLENOL. Recently, researchers have suggested concern over acetaminophen (Tylenol) use during pregnancy and the risk for development problems in babies. But, both the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the FDA still consider TYLENOL as a safe option to relieve pain and fever during pregnancy. As with any medication, it’s always best to discuss with your provider about the risks and benefits of using TYLENOL while pregnant.

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