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Prescription Drug Information, Side Effects & Interactions for
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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 away from sunlight.
May also refrigerate.
Acephen Acephen Acetaminophen Rectal
How To Use
If the suppository is too soft to insert, put it in cold water or refrigerate for 30 minutes before removing the foil wrapper.
Unwrap the foil and moisten the suppository with a little water.
Lie down on your left side with right knee bent.
Push the suppository into the rectum with your finger.
Remain lying down for a few minutes and avoid having a bowel movement for an hour or longer so the drug will be absorbed.
Take this medication as directed.
Do not take more often than recommended.
Do not use for more than 10 days without consulting your doctor.
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, easy bleeding or bruising or 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.
Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while taking acetaminophen, as this can increase the possibility of liver damage.
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.
Aspirin is the drug of choice in arthritis.
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 your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use 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.