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Acetaminophen Oral suspension

Additional titles for this drug

Acetaminophen 160mg/5ml Suspension, Acetaminophen Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), Acetaminophen Children's 325mg/10.15ml Suspension (Grape), Acetaminophen Children's 650mg/20.3ml Suspension (Grape), Acetaminophen Infants' 200mg/2ml Concentrated Suspension, Acetaminophen Infants' 80mg/0.8ml Concentrated Suspension, Apra 160mg/5ml Suspension, CVS Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubble Gum), CVS Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), CVS Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), Equaline Children's Pain Relief Suspension (Bubble Gum), Equaline Children's Pain Relief Suspension (Cherry), GNP Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubble Gum), GNP Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), GNP Pain and Fever Infant's 160mg/5ml Suspension, GNP Pain and Fever Infant's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), GNP Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), GNP Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), GNP Pain Relief Infants' 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), GNP Pain Relief Infants' 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), GoodSense Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubblegum), GoodSense Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), GoodSense Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), Leader Children's Pain Reliever Suspension (cherry), Leader Children's Pain Reliever Suspension (grape), Mapap Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Mapap Infants' 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Nortemp Children's 160mg/5ml Oral Suspension (Cotton Candy), Premier Value Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Premier Value Pain Relief Infants' 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubble Gum), Premier Value Pain Relief Infants' 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Publix Pain Relief Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Q-Pap Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubble Gum), Q-Pap Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Q-Pap Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), Select Brand Pain Reliever Children's Suspension (Bubble Gum), Select Brand Pain Reliever Children's Suspension (Grape), Today's Health Pain Reliever Children's Suspension (Bubble Gum), Today's Health Pain Reliever Children's Suspension (Cherry), Today's Health Pain Reliever Children's Suspension (Grape), Top Care Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubblegum), Top Care Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Top Care Children's Pain Relief 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape), Tylenol Children's 160mg/5ml Dye-Free Suspension (Cherry), Tylenol Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubblegum), Tylenol Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry Blast), Tylenol Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape Splash), Tylenol Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Very Berry Strawberry), Tylenol Children's160mg/5ml Suspension with Flavor Creators, Walgreens Non-Aspirin Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Bubble Gum), Walgreens Non-Aspirin Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Cherry), Walgreens Non-Aspirin Children's 160mg/5ml Suspension (Grape)

What is this medicine?

ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain and fever.

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth. This medicine comes in more than one concentration. Check the concentration on the label before every dose to make sure you are giving the right dose. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or dropper to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years of age for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • breathing problems

  • fever or sore throat

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusual bleeding or bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol

  • imatinib

  • isoniazid

  • other medicines with acetaminophen

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from moisture and heat. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks

  • liver disease

  • phenylketonuria

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or health care professional if the pain lasts more than 10 days (5 days for children), if it gets worse, or if there is a new or different kind of pain. Also, check with your doctor if a fever lasts for more than 3 days.

Do not take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or other medicines that contain acetaminophen with this medicine. Too much acetaminophen can be very dangerous and cause an overdose. Always read labels carefully.

Report any possible overdose to your doctor right away, even if there are no symptoms. The effects of extra doses may not be seen for many days.

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105 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50010

Ph. 515-232-1653
Fx. 515-232-3382

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