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Tylenol

Last reviewed on RxList: 5/16/2016
Tylenol Side Effects Center

Pharmacy Editor: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Last reviewed on RxList 8/31/2016

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer) used for treating pain and fever associated with many conditions. Tylenol is available in generic form and over-the-counter (OTC). Side effects of Tylenol include:

Get medical help right away if you notice symptoms of a rare serious allergic reaction to Tylenol, including:

  • rash,
  • itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat),
  • severe dizziness,
  • or trouble breathing.

The oral dose of Tylenol for adults is 325 to 650 mg every 4 to 6 hours. The maximum daily dose is 4 grams. Tylenol may interact with antibiotics, antifungals, sulfa drugs, tuberculosis medicines, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, blood pressure medication, cancer medications, cholesterol-lowering medications, gout or arthritis medications (including gold injections), HIV/AIDS medications, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. 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.

Tylenol Consumer Information

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).

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

Tylenol Professional Information

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Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Tylenol (Acetaminophen)

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