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Tylenol Side Effects Center
Pharmacy Editor: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an analgesic (pain relievers) and antipyretic (fever reducer) used for treating pain and fever associated with many conditions. Generic formulations of Tylenol are available. Side effects of Tylenol include nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, rash, headache, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes).
The oral dose of Tylenol for adults is 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours. The maximum daily dose is 4 grams. Questran (cholestyramine) reduces the effect of acetaminophen by decreasing its absorption into the body from the intestine. Tylenol is used in all stages of pregnancy and is the drug of choice for short-term treatment of fever and minor pain during pregnancy. Although Tylenol is excreted in breast milk in small quantities, it is safe to be used by nursing mothers.
Our Tylenol Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
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Tylenol in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite;
- dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
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Tylenol Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
This drug usually has no side effects. If you have any unusual effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
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Tylenol FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
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