Generic Tylenol is a drug that is suggested for reducing fever and relieving pain. It also treats other health issues muscle aches, toothaches, fever, backache, arthritis, headache and cold. Generic Tylenol is actively composed of Acetaminophen, which is a non-aspirin analgesic or painkiller.
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The active ingredient of Generic Tylenol is Acetaminophen, which is chemically demoted as N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)ethanamide N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide. The chemical formula of the ingredient is C8H9NO2 and the molecular weight is 151.163 g/mol. The inactive ingredients are corn starch, powdered cellulose, octadecanoic acid, sodium starch glycolate and pregelatinized starch.
The exact action mechanism of Acetaminophen is not clearly understood. But it is believed to produce an analgesic effect by elevating the pain. Pharmacologically, it inhibits nitric oxide pathway with the help of neurotransmitter receptors. It also acts as an antipyretic by stopping the synthesis of prostaglandin that is responsible for fever and inflammation.
Take Generic Tylenol as instructed by your physician or as directed on the product label. Do not take the medicine for longer periods than instructed.
Dosing for teenagers and adults is 325 mg or 500 mg every three to four hours, 650 mg every four to six hours or 1000 mg every six hours as needed. The total dose for a day should not exceed 3000 mg.
Consume the tablet orally with a glass full of water, with or without meal.
Do not ingest this medicine partially, as doing so may not yield expected results.
If you are going for any lab tests such as glucose tests, tell your doctor that you are taking Generic Tylenol.
The first and foremost thing to do is consult your physician before using Generic Tylenol, for suitable dosage and directions.
If you missed or skipped the dose, take it as soon as you remember, but do not take two doses at a single time.
Overdosing with this analgesic can greatly damage your liver. Hence, if you experience nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite and jaundice-like symptoms during therapy, stop the medicine and visit your doctor for further evaluation.
Acetaminophen may produce itching of skin; consult your doctor in such case.
In case of pregnancy and breast-feeding, ask your doctor about the usage of this pain-reducer, as the drug may harm the fetus or newborn.
Store Generic Tylenol tablets away from children, as they are not designated for them.
If you are a chronic alcoholic or smoker and have liver/kidney ailments, inform your medical advisor before using this antipyretic.
If you have any medicinal allergy, straight away tell your doctor to prevent unwanted drug reactions.
Discuss with your doctor if you are taking any other therapeutic agents for appropriate dosage schedule.
Avoid alcohol while using Generic Tylenol, as you may increase your risk of damaging your liver.
There is no specific duration of treatment for Generic Tylenol. The right person to explain you about the therapy duration is the physician who prescribed you this analgesic. However, one may require taking this painkiller for several weeks together to notice signs of improvement.
Probable Side Effects
Allergic symptoms – Skin rash with itching and burning
Loss of appetite
Dark yellow urine
If these symptoms occur, stop the treatment and call the doctor right away for medical assistance.
Drugs like anticonvulsants, anticoagulants, antiepileptic drugs and other analgesics can interact with Generic Tylenol in adverse ways. Therefore, inform your doctor about undergoing therapies (if any) before using this antipyretic.
Individuals having or have had below-mentioned medical issues should not use Generic Tylenol –