Acetaminophen


Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. | Acetaminophen (Medication)


Desc:

Acetaminophen is used in symptomatic treatment of mild pain and environments with different locations:headache (including migraine), arthralgia, back pain, toothache, sore throat, post-vaccination pain, dysmenorrhea. Symptomatic treatment of fever uses as well acetaminophen. ...

Side Effect:

Side effects of paracetamol are rare but may occur rash and other allergic reactions. Very rarely have been reported sangvine dyscrasias such as thrombocytopenia or agranulocytosis.

The most serious side effect is liver damage due to large doses, chronic use or concomitant use with alcohol or other drugs that also damage the liver. Chronic alcohol use may also increase the risk of stomach bleeding. This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. If you do not have liver problems, the maximum dose of acetaminophen for adults is 4 grams per day (4000 milligrams). The maximum dose of acetaminophen for children is based on age/weight (check product package for details). Taking more than the maximum daily amount may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver damage.

Although allergic reactions are rare, 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. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. ...

Precaution:

Do not take this medication without a doctor's advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. Drinking alcohol should be avoided as it may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.

You should not treat yourself for a fever for more than three days or pain for more than ten days. You may have a serious problem that requires medical attention. Also, contact your healthcare provider if your pain or fever gets worse or if swelling is present.

Acetaminophen may increase the risk of serious problems in people with G6PD deficiency (a low amount of a certain enzyme in the body). If you have a G6PD deficiency, do not take this drug without your healthcare provider's approval.

Some people who are allergic to salicylates (such as aspirin) may also be allergic to acetaminophen. However, many people with such allergies can take acetaminophen without any problems.

It is probably safe for use during pregnancy. Acetaminophen passes through breast milk. However, it is generally considered safe for breastfeeding women and their infants. ...