Trade Names/Brand Names :
Tylenol,Tylophen, Anacin Asprin free, Apra, Feverall, Genapap,Panodil, Efferalgan, Doliprane, Dafalgan, Alvedon, Panadol and Valadol
Why it is prescribed :
This medication is a non-opiate, analgesic and antipyretic, prescribed for headache, pain (muscle ache, backache) and fever either alone or combined with other medications.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Category A :
Well-designed and sufficient studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus during the first trimester of pregnancy. These drugs are considered to be safe during pregnancy.
Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications):
The oral dose for adults is 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours. The maximum daily dose is 4 grams.
Child- the recommended dose is 10 to 15 mg/kg every 4 to 6 hours.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
Warnings and Precautions :
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of alcohol dependency, kidney or liver impairment, G6PD deficiency, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause liver damage; avoid long-term use of this medication.
Side Effects :
Nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, upper stomach pain, dark urine, clay colored stool, allergic reactions, skin rash and kidney impairment.
Other Precautions :
Avoid excess dosage.
Do not crush or chew extended-release tablets, because it can release the entire drug at once, increasing the risk of side effects.
Also, do not split the tablets unless they have a score line. Swallow the whole or split tablet without crushing or chewing.
Storage Conditions :
Store tablets and solution at room temperature 15°- 30°C. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.