Tylenol is available over the counter as treatment for minor aches and pains. Tylenol may be referred to by the drug names Acetaminophen or Paracetamol. Acetaminophen or Paracetamol is also sold under the brand name Panadol.
Tylenol is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). Tylenol is believed to
work by altering the body’s perception of pain.
How do I take it?
Take Tylenol according to directions given by your doctor or found on the medication package. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Tylenol is taken orally in capsule, chewable, liquid, or dissolving forms.
The FDA-approved label for Tylenol lists common side effects including nausea, headache, rash, itching, and loss of appetite.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Tylenol include liver damage.
For answers to frequently asked questions about exposure to Acetaminophen during pregnancy and breastfeeding, visit the experts at MothertoBaby.org.
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