Tylenol is a pain reliever that contains acetaminophen as its active ingredient. It comes in both over-the-counter and prescription forms.
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Tylenol – Acetaminophen – 500mg
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Tylenol is a medication that is used to relieve pain and fever. It belongs to the class of medications called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Tylenol contains the active ingredient acetaminophen. It comes in tablet, liquid, and chewable form. The usual dose of Tylenol for adults and children 12 years and older is 1 gram every four hours as needed. For children 6 to 11 years old, the dose is 500 mg every four hours as needed. For children below 6 years old, ask your doctor for the correct dosage. Take Tylenol with food or milk if it causes stomach upset. Do not take more than 4 grams (4000 mg) in one day unless directed by your doctor
Frequently asked Questions
Is Tylenol a blood thinner?
Tylenol is not a blood thinner. It does, however, have anti-platelet properties which can make it difficult for blood to clot. This means that if you were to suffer from a cut or other injury, it may take longer for the bleeding to stop than normal.
Despite this potential downside, Tylenol is still considered safe for most people to take – even those who are on medication that thins their blood. In fact, in many cases doctors will actually recommend taking Tylenol along with other medications in order to help with any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
Does Tylenol affect the kidneys?
A study published in the journal “Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics” found that regular use of acetaminophen was associated with a decreased glomerular filtration rate. This means that the kidneys were not able to filter as many toxins from the blood as they normally would. As a result, this could lead to long-term damage to the kidneys. Another study showed that taking more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day could increase your risk of developing kidney disease by up to 400%. It is clear from these studies that Tylenol can have a negative impact on renal function and may even lead to kidney disease in some cases.
What type of drug is Tylenol?
Tylenol belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics, which are used to treat pain. It works by blocking certain substances in the body that cause pain. Tylenol also has antipyretic properties, which means it can reduce fever.
Do you need food with Tylenol?
No, you don’t need food with Tylenol. In fact, it’s best to avoid eating or drinking anything for at least 30 minutes after taking Tylenol so that the medication can be absorbed into your system.
How long is Tylenol good for?
Tylenol can be taken every 4-6 hours as needed for pain relief. It is not recommended to take more than 4000 milligrams in one day.
Can Tylenol make you sleepy?
Tylenol can make you sleepy if taken in high doses. This is because Tylenol is a pain reliever and a fever reducer, and it can cause drowsiness as a side effect. If you are looking to avoid feeling drowsy after taking Tylenol, be sure to take the recommended dose and do not exceed it
Who should not use Tylenol?
Tylenol is a medication meant for relief from pain and fever. It is not meant to be used as a daily medication or for long-term relief. There are other medications that are better suited for those purposes. Tylenol can cause liver damage if it is taken in high doses or over a long period of time.
How many Tylenol can I take in a day?
The recommended dose of Tylenol for adults and children age 12 years and older is 325 mg every 4–6 hours as needed for pain relief. Do not take more than 4 grams (4000 mg) of acetaminophen in one day. If you are taking warfarin (Coumadin), do not take more than 2 grams per day of acetaminophen. Talk to your doctor if you are not sure how much acetaminophen you should take.
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