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Common brands: Tylenol, Tempra, Pediatrix, and Panadol
Acetaminophen is used to treat mild to moderate pain (such as headaches, menstrual cramps, and general aches and pains) and to bring down a fever.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you:
This list does not have all the medicines and health problems that interact with acetaminophen. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medicines you take.
Call 911 if you have trouble breathing or your face, tongue, or throat start to swell.
See a doctor or call Health Link at 811 right away if:
See your doctor if your symptoms or health conditions don’t get better or get worse.
If you have any questions or concerns about this medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you think you've taken too much of this medicine, call the Poison and Drug Information Service (PADIS) 24/7 at 1-800-332-1414 or go to an emergency department.
To see this information online and learn more, visit MyHealth.Alberta.ca/health/pages/conditions.aspx?Hwid=custom.ab_acetaminophen_ac_adult.
For 24/7 nurse advice and general health information call Health Link at 811.
Current as of: August 10, 2023
Author: Poison and Drug Information Services (PADIS), Alberta Health Services
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