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as Tylenol) reduces fever and relieves pain. It does not reduce
swelling, 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 5.4
Ask a doctor
2.5 mL or 1//2 teaspoon
3.75 mL or 3/4 teaspoon
5 mL or 1 teaspoon
7.5 mL or 1 1/2 teaspoon
10 mL or 2 teaspoons
12.5 mL or 2 1/2 teaspoons
15 mL or 3 teaspoons
Side effects of acetaminophen are rare if it is taken in correct doses.
Do not take acetaminophen if you:
Current as of:
July 9, 2013
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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