Acetaminophen is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.
Take Acetaminophen by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
There are many brands and forms of Acetaminophenavailable. Read the dosing instructions carefully for each product because the amount of Acetaminophenmay be different between products. Do not take more Acetaminophenthan recommended. (See also Warning section.)
If you are giving Acetaminophento a child, be sure you use a product that is meant for children. Use your child's weight to find the right dose on the product package. If you don't know your child's weight, you can use their age.
For suspensions, shake the medication well before each dose. Some liquids do not need to be shaken before use. Follow all directions on the product package. Measure the liquid medication with the provided dose-measuring spoon/dropper/syringe to make sure you have the correct dose. Do not use a household spoon.
For rapidly-dissolving tablets, chew or allow to dissolve on the tongue, then swallow with or without water. For chewable tablets, chew thoroughly before swallowing.
Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets. Doing so can release all of the drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects. Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line and your doctor or pharmacist tells you to do so. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
For effervescent tablets, dissolve the dose in the recommended amount of water, then drink.
Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the symptoms have worsened, the medication may not work as well.
Do not take Acetaminophen for fever for more than 3 days unless directed by your doctor. For adults, do not take Acetaminophen for pain for more than 10 days (5 days in children) unless directed by your doctor. If the child has a sore throat (especially with high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting), consult the doctor promptly.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens or if you develop new symptoms. If you think you may have a serious medical problem, get medical help right away.
Acetaminophen usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use Acetaminophen, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Acetaminophen do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to Acetaminophen is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Before taking acetaminophen, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Acetaminophen may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using Acetaminophen, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, regular use/abuse of alcohol.
Liquid products, chewable tablets, or dissolving/effervescent tablets may contain sugar or aspartame. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, phenylketonuria (PKU), or any other condition that requires you to limit/avoid these substances in your diet. If you have any of these conditions, ask your doctor or pharmacist about using these products safely.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Acetaminophen.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
A product that may interact with Acetaminophen is: ketoconazole.
Acetaminophen may interfere with certain laboratory tests, possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Acetaminophen.
It looks like you are from Ashburn, VA. Of course the fastest way to get your medication is visiting of the nearest pharmacy. But it can also be fast (and of course cheaper) to get it in neighbor online pharmacy. So, how long should we wait to get our Acetaminophen in VA? The exact speed of delivery to Ashburn, VA depends on the shipping method. The fastest one is EMS (Express Mail Service). The approximate delivery time for EMS is 3-8 days. Note: we offer free EMS shipping for all orders over $300. Tracking Number will become available when your order is shipped. Another option is AirMail. Actual delivery time may vary, and it may take up to 2-3 weeks. Online Tracking is not available. Free AirMail shipping available for orders over $200.
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