ACETAMINOPHEN EXTRA STRENGTH
  • ACETAMINOPHEN EXTRA STRENGTH

  • (Generic for TYLENOL EXTRA STRENGTH)
  • QTY 30 • 500 MG • Tablet • Near 77381

ACETAMINOPHEN (a set a MEE noe fen) treats mild to moderate pain. It may also be used to reduce fever.

ACETAMINOPHEN EXTRA STRENGTH Lifestyle Interactions

Acetaminophen 500mg, Oral tablet

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Patients who drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks a day and take Acetaminophen are at increased risk of developing liver side effects. Limit alcohol intake while taking Acetaminophen. Avoid alcohol-containing drinks if you are taking Acetaminophen on a regular basis.

· Notes for Professionals: The risk of developing hepatotoxicity from acetaminophen appears to be increased in patients who regularly consume alcohol. Patients who drink more than 3 alcohol-containing drinks a day and take acetaminophen are at increased risk of developing hepatotoxicity. Acute or chronic alcohol use increases acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity by inducing cytochrome P450 CYP 2E1 leading to increased formation of the hepatotoxic metabolite of acetaminophen. Also, chronic alcohol use can deplete liver glutathione stores. Administration of acetaminophen should be limited or avoided altogether in patients with alcoholism or patients who consume alcohol regularly.

Acetaminophen 500mg, Oral tablet

Tobacco

· Severity: Moderate

· Notes for Consumers: If you are a tobacco smoker, use of Acetaminophen can increase the risk of liver side effects. Immediately tell your doctor if you get severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or yellowing of the skin. Do not exceed 4 g acetaminophen/day in adults. Tell your doctor if Acetaminophen does not help your headache or other pain. Tobacco smoke may reduce the effectiveness of Acetaminophen.

· Notes for Professionals: Tobacco smoking induces the cytochrome P450 isoenzyme CYP1A2 and may potentially increase the risk for acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity during overdose via enhanced generation of acetaminophen's hepatotoxic metabolite, NAPQI. In one study, current tobacco smoking was found to be very frequent in patients admitted with acetaminophen poisoning. Tobacco smoking appears to be an independent risk factor of severe hepatotoxicity, acute liver failure and death following acetaminophen overdose.

<b>DISCLAIMER:</b><em> This drug information content is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment. Drug information is sourced from GSDD (Gold Standard Drug Database ) provided by Elsevier.</em>

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