Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

Acetaminophen rectal is given as a suppository to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.

Acetaminophen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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  • Acephen, Feverall, Mapap
  • Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

    nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite;
    itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
    jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
  • Usual Adult Dose for Pain Immediate-release formulations: Weight 50 kg or greater: 1000 mg IV or orally every 6 hours OR 650 mg IV, orally, or rectally every 4 hours Maximum Single Dose: 1000 mg Minimum Dosing Interval: every 4 hours Maximum Daily Dose (includes all routes of administration and all acetaminophen-containing products): 4000 mg Weight less than 50 kg: 15 mg/kg IV, orally, or rectally every 6 hours OR 12.5 mg/kg IV, orally, or rectally every 4 hours Maximum Single Dose: 15 mg/kg Minimum Dosing Interval: every 4 hours Maximum Daily Dose (includes all routes of administration and all acetaminophen-containing products): 75 mg/kg Extended-Release: 1300 mg orally every 8 hours Maximum daily dose: 3900 mg