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Tylenol Extra Strength is a pain reliever and fever reducer that is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fever. It is an over-the-counter medication that contains acetaminophen as its active ingredient. Acetaminophen is in a class of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). It works by changing the way the body senses pain and by cooling the body.
Acetaminophen quickly relieves tough pain and inflammation, while also providing fast and effective relief from headaches and muscle aches. Tylenol Extra Strength is designed to provide fast relief from minor aches and pains due to the common cold, flu, headache, backache, muscle aches and even arthritis. For those suffering from arthritis, Tylenol Extra Strength has been proven to be an effective remedy, as it contains 500 milligrams of acetaminophen, making it stronger than regular Tylenol.
Uses and Dosage
Acetaminophen is available in tablet form that can be taken orally with or without food. It can be obtained without a prescription, but your doctor may prescribe it to treat specific medical conditions. It is crucial to follow the dosage instructions on the package or prescription label and seek help from your doctor or pharmacist if any part of the instructions is unclear to you.
The recommended dose for adults is no more than 3,000 milligrams per day, and the maximum dose per dose is 1,000 milligrams every 6 hours. Although considered safe when used as directed, excessive use or overdosing can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.
Common Side Effects of Tylenol Extra Strength:
- Extreme tiredness
- Flu-like symptoms
- Loss of appetite
- Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
Serious Side Effects of Acetaminophen:
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Peeling or blistering skin
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
Form and strength
Tylenol Extra Strength (Acetaminophen - Generic Non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Tylenol Extra Strength: Tablet
- 500 mg
Acetaminophen - Generic Non-Rx: Tablet
- 500 mg
- Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to acetaminophen, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in the product. Ask your pharmacist or check the label on the package for a list of ingredients.
- Avoid also using other medicines that contain acetaminophen or you could have a fatal overdose.
- Children younger than 12 years old should not take more than 5 doses in 24 hours, using only the number of milligrams per dose recommended for the child's weight and age.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking acetaminophen, call your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Acetaminophen available without a prescription?
Yes, Acetaminophen can be obtained without a prescription, but your doctor may prescribe it to treat specific medical conditions.
Is Acetaminophen safe to use?
Acetaminophen is considered safe to use at recommended doses. However, it can cause liver damage if taken in excessive amounts or combined with alcohol.
Are there any side effects associated with Acetaminophen?
Like other medications, Acetaminophen can cause side effects such as liver damage, rash, or hives. It is crucial to seek medical attention immediately if you experience any severe side effects.
Can I take Acetaminophen during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Talk to your doctor before taking Acetaminophen while pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may not be safe for everyone.
It's important to purchase Tylenol Extra Strength from verified Canadian pharmacy.