Acetaminophenis a pain reliever and a fever reducer medication. It is used to treat mild tosevere pain in conjunction with opiates or to reduce fever. Acetaminophenreduces pain and fever quickly caused by a headache, osteoarthritis, muscleache, backache, toothache, cold and fever. It may also be used for the purposesas determined by the physician. This drug belongs to the analgesic (painreliever) and antipyretics (forever reducer) group of drugs. Unlike other ASAor acetylsalicylic acid, this drug inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandinsthat transmit pain signals to the brain. It only blocks the signaling of painbut it does not have an anti-inflammatory action. Acetaminophen is availableover-the-counter and as a prescription drug in various dosages.
Usethis medication as directed on the label or as prescribed by your physician.The recommended doses are as follow:
For liquid suspension, shake thebottle first before using. For chewable tablets, chew the tablet first beforeswallowing.
Common side effects are:
Seriousside effects are:
Seekmedical attention right away if you will experience any of the serious sideeffects listed.
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