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About Acetaminophen Capsules

Acetaminophen Capsules is a pain reducer used to relieve moderate to severe discomfort. Acetaminophen Capsules is also commonly used as a fever reducer and is best used for patients with ulcers, allergies to aspirin and bleeding disorders.

Your Prescribing Doctor Must Know

Tell your physician if you have experienced any of these conditions for Acetaminophen Capsules:
  • Liver disease
  • Hepatitis
  • An allergic reaction to Acetaminophen Capsules, aspirin, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • Kidney disease
  • Drink more than 3 drinks containing alcohol per day
  • Anemia
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Infection

If you are pregnant, breast feeding or currently trying to become pregnant, make sure your doctor is aware of your maternal condition; as Acetaminophen Capsules may not be recommended for certain situations.

Administering Acetaminophen Capsules

It is important that you leave regular intervals between every dose of medication. Doing so will help the efficiency of this drug. Every prescription comes with instructions on the reverse side of each bottle or packaging. It is important that you follow the written instructions carefully as not all of them are identical.

Acetaminophen Capsules tablets or capsules should be taken orally as needed for fever or pain. Do not take more often than directed and no more than the recommended dose. Acetaminophen Capsules comes in several different strengths so be sure to verify the dosage.

Acetaminophen Capsules should only be taken as instructed by a professional physician. Be sure to remember not to stop taking this medicine without consulting your physician first about how to stop safely. If you are researching this medication for your child, keep in mind that children often have special dosage instructions. Ask your physician about these differences prior to starting this medication if this is the case.

What if I Miss a Dose of Acetaminophen Capsules

In the event that a dose of Acetaminophen Capsules was missed, take one as soon as you can. But if your next scheduled dose is near, wait until that next dose is due and just skip the one you’ve already missed.

Caution: You should NEVER take double or extra doses of Acetaminophen Capsules. Always ask your physician further about missed doses, as he may have special instructions.

Conflicting Medications

Always consult the doctor who prescribed Acetaminophen Capsules to you; as this is only a partial interacting medicines list:
  • Cimetidine
  • Aocohol
  • Antacids
  • Warfarin
  • Medication for seizures
  • Miedications for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
It is important that your physician knows if you are currently taking any medications along with Acetaminophen Capsules; as there may be conflicting interaction. Let your physician know if you:
  • Are a smoker
  • Use any other legal or illegal drugs or substances
  • Consume alcohol or caffeine on a regular basis

All of the activities listed above could affect the results you see from taking Acetaminophen Capsules.

Acetaminophen Capsules Common side effects

The following are side effects known to be common of Acetaminophen Capsules and they are experienced by users. These are common, side effects but if you feel uneasy or they persist do not hesitate to contact your physician.

  • With the correct dosage common side effects are very uncommon

None of the above listed side effects require immediate medical attention. If you continue to experience these Common side effects for a few days, consult your prescribing physician for more advice. It is very important that you do not try to treat these symptoms on your own. Note: that elderly patients have a higher likelihood of experiencing side effects.

Acetaminophen Capsules Least Common side effects

The following side effects are rare and should not be taken lightly. If you experience any of these less common side effects from taking Acetaminophen Capsules consult your healthcare professional immediately. The following are less common side effects associated with Acetaminophen Capsules:

  • Difficulty breathing or wheezing
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Bloody or black tarry stools
  • Fever or sore throat
  • Unusual fatigue or weakness
  • Skin rashes or hives
  • Stomach cramps or pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Decrease in amount of urine passed
  • Pinpoint red spots on the skin
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes

It is important that you contact your physician right away if you've experienced any of the Less Common side effects listed above.

Acetaminophen Capsules Precautions

You should receive physical checkups on a regular basis; especially while taking prescription medicines. This is an easy way to monitor your progress and ensure your physical health as well. Your body may build up a dependency on Acetaminophen Capsules and you may experience dizziness or drowsiness up to a few days after you stop taking this medication.

Patients are advised not to operate heavy machinery or automobiles until the full effect of Acetaminophen Capsules is known. Do not consume alcohol while taking Acetaminophen Capsules. Make sure your doctor is aware of upcoming surgeries you may have scheduled; or will be scheduling while taking this medication.

Contact your doctor for professional advice if you experience a cold, coughs or allergies. You should not try to treat yourself for such symptoms. Some ingredients found in other medications may have conflicting affects while taking Acetaminophen Capsules and may affect desired results. Acetaminophen Capsules cannot be given to any person without a prescription. Sharing Acetaminophen Capsules is against the law.

How To Store Acetaminophen Capsules

The following is general storage information for Acetaminophen Capsules:

  • It is important that you store Acetaminophen Capsules at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make sure Acetaminophen Capsules is kept away from direct sunlight and moisture.
  • Be sure to store Acetaminophen Capsules out of reach of any pets or small children; in a small childproof container.
  • Dispose of any expired or unused Acetaminophen Capsules properly.

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Conditions of USE: The prescription drug information on this database is to be used for instructional purposes only; it is not intended to substitute for the knowledge of a healthcare professional. Please consult a physician before and while you are taking Acetaminophen Capsules. If you experience any other side effects while taking Acetaminophen Capsules please consult an experienced professional. This database does not contain all the information regarding Acetaminophen Capsules nor is it intended to cover all possible directions, side effects, and uses. If you need more information regarding Acetaminophen Capsules, contact your physician or any other healthcare provider.

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