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Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Tylenol
Acetaminophen

CLASS

Analgesics (pain relievers) and Antipyretics (fever reducers)

Dose
15mg/kg p.o. Not to exceed one time dose of 650mg.

ROTE OF ADMINISTRATION: Use a disposable syringe to inject liquid medication into check area of mouth. (No sharp attached) Then dispose of syringe.

Onset - oral: 15 - 20 minutes
Peak: 1 -1.5 hours
Duration: 4 - 6 hours

ACTIONS

Tylenol is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

INDICATIONS

- Used for fevers > 100.2 to prevent increase of fever and to lower body temperature.

- Can be used post-febrile seizure as long as patient is responsive.

- Pain relief of minor pediatric injuries

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Use with caution by mouth if noted AMS or lethargy.

WARNINGS

The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of this medicine.

- Alcohol abuse or
- Kidney disease (severe) or
- Hepatitis or other liver disease—The chance of serious side effects may be increased
- Phenylketonuria—Some brands of acetaminophen contain aspartame, which can make a condition worse

If Tylenol is taken with certain other drugs the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered.

- Alcohol
- Cholestyramine (Questran)
- Isoniazid (Nydrazid)
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Dolobid and Motrin
- Oral Contraceptives
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Warfarin (Coumadin)
- Zidovudine (Retrovir)

Taking certain other medicines together with acetaminophen may increase the chance of unwanted effects. The risk will depend on how much of each medicine the patient takes every day, and on how long they will take the medicines together

- Aspirin or other salicylates
- Diclofenac (e.g., Voltaren)
- Diflunisal (e.g., Dolobid)
- Etodolac (e.g., Lodine)
- Fenoprofen (e.g., Nalfon)
- Floctafenine (e.g., Idarac)
- Flurbiprofen, oral (e.g., Ansaid)
- Ibuprofen (e.g., Motrin)
- Indomethacin e.g., Indocin)
- Ketoprofen (e.g., Orudis)
- Ketorolac (e.g., Toradol)
- Meclofenamate (e.g., Meclomen)
- Mefenamic acid (e.g., Ponstel)
- Nabumetone (e.g., Relafen)
- Naproxen (e.g., Naprosyn)
- Oxaprozin (e.g., Daypro)
- Phenylbutazone (e.g., Butazolidin)
- Piroxicam (e.g., Feldene)
- Sulindac (e.g., Clinoril)
- Tenoxicam (e.g., Apo-Tenoxicam)
- Tiaprofenic acid (e.g., Surgam)
- Tolmetin (e.g., Tolectin)

SIDE EFFECTS
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention:

Rare
-Yellow eyes or skin

Symptoms of overdose
- Diarrhea
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach cramps or pain
- Swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

Rare
- Bloody or black, tarry stools
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Fever with or without chills (not present before treatment and not caused by the Condition being treated)
- Pain in lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
- Pinpoint red spots on skin
- Skin rash, hives, or itching
- Sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
- Sore throat (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
- Sudden decrease in amount of urine
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness

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