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Rx Information

Tylenol 500 mg.
Generic Name:  Acetaminophen


Tylenol is an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine used to treat/reduce symptoms of pain and/or fever.  Tylenol may be used alone or with other medications.  It belongs to a class of drugs called analgesics.


Take 1 tablet 4 times a day, as needed for pain and as directed by Dr. Fortner.  It is most effective at relieving pain if taken at the earliest onset of the pain.  To avoid stomach upset, take with food, milk, or an antacid.


The most common side effects of Tylenol include:  nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, rash, headache, dark urine, clay-colored stools, and yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).  

Tylenol may cause serious side effects, including:  rash; itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat); severe dizziness; and, trouble breathing.  Get medical help right away, or contact Dr. Fortner immediately, if any of the above-listed symptoms persist or become severe.


This drug contains acetaminophen; severe liver damage may occur if:  1) an adult takes more than 12 caplets in 24 hours; 2) a child takes more than 5 doses in 24 hours; 3) it is taken with other drugs containing acetaminophen; and/or, 4) an adult has 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while usin this product.  Drinking alcohol could increase your risk of stomach or intestinal bleeding and make you more susceptible to the undesirable effects of this medication. 

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult your OB/GYN prior to taking this medication.  Do not take aspirin unless you first consult with Dr. Fortner.

In order to provide you with comprehensive and safe care, Dr. Fortner needs to be well informed about your complete medical profile and history.


Do not use with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or non-prescription).  If you are not sure if a drug contains acetaminophen, as your doctor or a pharmacist.  Do not use if you are allergic to acetaminophen or to any of the active ingredients in this product.  

It is extremely important for you to inform Dr. Fortner of all medications that you take, both prescription and over-the-counter.


Stop use, and ask a doctor if:  pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days in adults; pain gets worse or lasts more than 5 days in children under 12 years of age; fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days; new symptoms occur; and/or, redness or swelling is present.  These could be signs of a serious condition.  

Keep out of reach of children.  Ask a doctor before use if the user has liver disease.  Ask a doctor or a pharmacist before use if user is taking blood thinners, such as Warfarin.  Store at room temperature away from moisture and sunlight; do not store in the bathroom.

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