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as Tylenol) reduces fever and relieves pain. It does not reduce
inflammation, as do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin
and ibuprofen, but it is less likely to cause stomach upset and other side
Be sure to follow the
nonprescription medicine precautions.
Caution: Do not use this dose table with any other concentration of this medicine. Use only with the concentration of 160 mg in 5 mL. Check the label on your medicine to find the concentration.
less than 11.0
less than 5.4
Ask a doctor
Side effects of acetaminophen are rare if it is taken in correct doses.
Do not take acetaminophen if you:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerDavid Messenger, MD
Current as ofAugust 10, 2015
Current as of:
August 10, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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