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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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Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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.

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

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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.

Common concerns from people taking Tylenol Regular Strength (Acetaminophen)

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Alcohol
  • 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 and liver
  • Doesn't cause kidney damage and is safe to use if you have heart problems or if you're pregnant.
  • 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.
Pain
  • Works well to relieve pain and fevers.
  • 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.
  • It works well for pain in general, and tends to work quickly. It also lasts longer than other OTC medications. However it is not ideal for any form of inflammation or swelling. And it does not cover all types of pain.
  • Good for fever & headache. Not so much for joint pain, sprains, ect.