Safety Information About Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen has acetaminophen in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label
to see if it has acetaminophen in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with
your doctor or pharmacist.
Acetaminophen may harm your liver. Your risk may be greater if you drink alcohol while
you are using Acetaminophen. Talk to your doctor before you take Acetaminophen or
other fever reducers if you drink more than 3 drinks with alcohol per day.
Severe or persistent sore throat or sore throat accompanied by high fever,
headache, nausea, and vomiting may be serious. Consult a doctor promptly. Do not
use for more than 2 days or give to children younger than 3 years old unless directed
by a doctor.
Acetaminophen may cause the results of some in-home test kits for blood cholesterol
to be wrong. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking Acetaminophen
and need to check your blood cholesterol at home.
For Pain and Fever in ADULTS:
Stop use of Acetaminophen and ask your doctor if pain gets worse or lasts more than
10 days, fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, or new symptoms occur or redness
or swelling is present.
For Pain and Fever in CHILDREN:
Stop use and ask a doctor if fever gets worse or lasts more
than 3 days, pain gets worse or lasts more than 5 days, or redness or swelling is
present or any new symptoms appear.
PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to
discuss the benefits and risks of using Acetaminophen while you are pregnant.
Acetaminophen is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while
you use Acetaminophen, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.