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This drug is used to relieve mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever.
- Acetaminophen does not cause the stomach and intestinal ulcers that aspirin and aspirin-like NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, ketoprofen) may cause.
- Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
- Do not store in the bathroom.
- Do not freeze liquid forms.
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- Take this medication as directed.
- Do not take more than recommended.
- Do not use for more than 10 days without consulting your doctor.
- This medication is not to be given to children under 3 years of age without your doctor's approval.
- When taken as directed, most people experience little or no side effects with this medication.
- Allergies to this can occur.
- Inform your doctor if you develop a rash, fever, sore throat, difficulty breathing, yellowing of the eyes or skin.
- Overdoses of acetaminophen can cause severe, even fatal, liver damage.
- Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.
- In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately.
- Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness or trouble breathing.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Before taking nonprescription pain relievers or cold, cough and allergy products, read their labels to be sure they do not contain acetaminophen.
- An overdose of acetaminophen can be harmful.
- Acetaminophen may cause liver damage.
- Daily use of alcohol, especially when combined with acetaminophen, may increase your risk for liver damage.
- Check with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
- Acetaminophen is often used instead of aspirin.
- They are equally effective in relieving pain, however, acetaminophen does not reduce swelling and inflammation like aspirin does.
- There are many brands and forms of acetaminophen on the market.
- Read the dosing instructions carefully as the amount of acetaminophen may vary among products.
- Acetaminophen appears to be safe for use during pregnancy.
- Use only if clearly needed.
- Acetaminophen is found in breast milk, but side effects in nursing infants have not been reported.
- Consult you doctor if you are breast-feeding.
- If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription drugs you use especially isoniazid, phenobarbital, phenytoin, zidovudine and sulfinpyrazone.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.