How to Take Acetaminophen and Dose of Acetaminophen


Find out how to take Acetaminophen (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Acetaminophen


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet and capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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. 

Pregnancy Category

Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store tablets and solution at room temperature 15- 30C. Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

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