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Tylenol®, Panadol®, and others
Often used for:
Pain and fever
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is available over the counter (OTC) without a prescription. Some products may use a combination of acetaminophen and other medicines.
May be taken as a tablet, capsule, caplet, chewable tablet, or dissolvable tablet by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a suppository in the rectum
May be given as a liquid into a vein
Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, hives, itching, chills, fever, headache, muscle ache, shortness of breath, coughing, tightness in the throat, swelling of the face or neck.
Not all patients who take acetaminophen will experience these side effects. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.