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Tylenol Regular Strength

(Acetaminophen)

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Relieves pain and fever.

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Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reduces fever and relieves pain well, but it doesn't lower inflammation and swelling.

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  • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
  • Good for menstrual cramps, toothaches, body aches, and mild arthritis pain.
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) causes less upset stomach, ulcers, bruising, and bleeding than other pain medications like aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen.
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
  • Although not without side effects, it's been around for a long time and is generally safe for short-term use.
  • Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) doesn't treat pain as well as other medications like ibuprofen and naproxen.
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
  • To avoid hurting your liver, you need to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen (APAP) you are taking since it's a very common ingredient in pain and cold/flu combination medicines.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.

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Side effects for Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)

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These are side effects of Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) for Pain

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • Starts working in one hour.
  • Contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP. Taking too much can cause liver failure and death. Don't take more than what's recommended on the package or with other Tylenol-containing products.
  • Follow age-specific dosing instructions on how much to take. Adults should never take more than 3,000 milligrams (mg) in a single day.
  • Let your doctor know if your symptoms don't improve in a few days.

Risks and Warnings for Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Drinking more than 2 alcoholic beverages a day
    • Taking with other Tylenol-containing medicines
    • History of liver disease

    Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) contains acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or APAP, and is a common ingredient in many other over-the-counter medicines. Taking too much acetaminophen causes liver damage that can be permanent and life-threatening. In case of an overdose, call your local Poison Control Center and get medical attention immediately.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)

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Alcohol
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Drinking alcohol while taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) can damage your liver.
  • Heavy alcohol drinkers shouldn't use Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen) since it can cause serious liver damage.
Kidneys & liver
  • Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.