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acetaminophen

acetaminophen

Generic for Tylenol®
Generic for Tylenol®

Prepare for Pain

GeneralMedication

Introduction

Acetaminophen (generic for Tylenol) is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used to treat pain.

When to avoid

Avoid if you have liver disease, and do not take with other drugs containing acetaminophen to avoid overdose.

When is it dangerous

Although typically thought of as a safe household medication, acetaminophen is actually extremely dangerous in overdose. More than 4 grams per day may result in liver failure and death. Acetaminophen overdose is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Drinking alcohol regularly or drinking alcohol while using acetaminophen increases the risk of liver failure and death.

When is it used

Pain acetaminophen 500 mg orally every 6 hours as needed

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