Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.

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  • Actamin, Apra, Mapap, Q-Pap, Tactinal, Tempra, Tycolene, Tylenol, Vitapap
  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking acetaminophen:

    Bloody or black, tarry stools
    bloody or cloudy urine
    fever with or without chills (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
    pain in the lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    skin rash, hives, or itching
    sore throat (not present before treatment and not caused by the condition being treated)
    sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    yellow eyes or skin
    If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking acetaminophen, get emergency help immediately:

    Symptoms of overdose:
    increased sweating
    loss of appetite
    nausea or vomiting
    stomach cramps or pain
    swelling, pain, or tenderness in the upper abdomen or stomach area
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