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Tylenol Arthritis Pain is an over counter medication to relieve the minor aches and pains associated with arthritis, including arthritic joint pain. The active ingredient in Tylenol Arthritis Pain products is acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and fever reducer. Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter medication that blocks the production of certain chemicals in the brain that cause pain and fever.
Unlike nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen, acetaminophen does not have anti-inflammatory properties. Tylenol Arthritis Pain comes as caplets and is intended for adults and children over 12.
Use and Dosage
Tylenol Arthritis Pain is available as Timed-Release Caplets which should be taken by mouth as directed. Swallow the caplets whole with water and do not crush, chew, split, or dissolve them. Do not take Tylenol Arthritis Pain for pain for more than 10 days (5 days for children) unless directed by a doctor.
The recommended dosage for Tylenol Arthritis Pain may vary depending on factors such as age, weight, and medical history. However, the general dosage for Tylenol Arthritis Pain is two caplets every eight hours, not to exceed six caplets in 24 hours.
Do not take Tylenol Arthritis Pain for fever for more than three days unless instructed by your doctor. For adults, do not take these caplets for pain for more than ten days (five days in children) unless directed by your doctor. If your child has a sore throat, please consult your doctor promptly, especially if it is accompanied by a high fever, headache, or nausea/vomiting.
If your condition persists, worsens, or if you experience new symptoms, please inform your doctor. If you believe you may have a serious medical condition, please seek medical attention right away.
Common Side Effects of Tylenol Arthritis Pain (Acetaminophen - non-Rx):
- Increased sweating
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stomach cramps or pain
- Swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area
Serious Side Effects of Tylenol Arthritis Pain (Acetaminophen - non-Rx):
- Bloody, black, or tarry stools
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Fever with or without chills (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
- Pain in the lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
- Pinpoint red spots on the skin
- Skin rash, hives, or itching
- Sore throat (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
- Sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
- Sudden decrease in the amount of urine
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Unusual tiredness or weakness
- Yellow eyes or skin
Forms and Strength
Tylenol Arthritis Pain (Acetaminophen - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Tylenol Arthritis Pain: Timed Release Caplets
- The maximum recommended daily dose of acetaminophen for adults in the United States is 4,000 milligrams per day. Taking more than the recommended dose can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.
- Read all labels carefully and be aware of the acetaminophen content of other medications, such as cold and flu medications, that may also contain the drug. Exceeding the recommended dose of acetaminophen by combining multiple medications can lead to overdose and liver damage.
- People with liver disease, including liver failure and cirrhosis, or who consume alcohol regularly should use acetaminophen with caution or avoid it altogether.
- Consult with healthcare providers before using acetaminophen if taking other medications, such as blood thinners, or if pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Acetaminophen may interact with certain medications, such as anticonvulsants, and may affect the accuracy of some lab tests.
- The extended-release version of Tylenol Arthritis Pain should be used with caution in people with severe liver or kidney problems, or who are taking medications that affect liver function.
- Overuse or misuse of acetaminophen can cause serious harm to health, and symptoms of overdose may not appear until liver damage has occurred. If you suspect an overdose or have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or yellowing of the eyes and skin, seek medical attention immediately.
- In general, follow the instructions on the label carefully and do not exceed the recommended dose or duration of use.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Tylenol Arthritis Pain a prescription medication?
No, Tylenol Arthritis Pain is an over-the-counter medication that can be purchased without a prescription.
Can Tylenol Arthritis Pain be taken with other medications?
It depends on the other medications being taken. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine if Tylenol Arthritis Pain can be safely taken with other medications, as certain drug interactions may occur.
Can Tylenol Arthritis Pain cause liver damage?
Yes, high doses or prolonged use of Tylenol Arthritis Pain may cause liver damage. Follow the recommended dosage and to not exceed the maximum daily dose.
Is Tylenol Arthritis Pain safe for long-term use?
Long-term use of Tylenol Arthritis Pain may increase the risk of liver damage or other side effects. Follow the recommended dosage and do not use it for long without consulting a healthcare professional.
How quickly does Tylenol Arthritis Pain work?
Tylenol Arthritis Pain typically starts to work within 30 minutes to an hour after taking it, but the onset of pain relief may vary depending on the individual.
It's important to purchase Tylenol Arthritis Pain from verified Canadian pharmacy.