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|Acephen®[OTC]; Aspirin Free Anacin® Maximum Strength
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|Reasons not to take this medicine|
| If you have an allergy to acetaminophen or any other part of this
Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
If you have G6PD deficiency.|
|What is this medicine used for?|
| This medicine is used to relieve pain and
|How does it work?|
| Acetaminophen blocks production and release of chemicals that cause
It reduces fever by adjusting the body's thermostat in the
|How is it best taken?|
| Do not take more than prescribed amount. Liver damage can occur.
Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes
an upset stomach.
Eat regularly. May decrease risk of liver damage.
Swallow long-acting products whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
You may sprinkle contents of capsule on soft food or liquid.
A liquid (elixir, suspension, solution, syrup) is available if you
cannot swallow pills. Shake suspension well before use. Those who have feeding
tubes can also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after medicine
Use suppository rectally.|
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
| Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take
more often than every 4 hours, unless instructed by healthcare
|What are the precautions when taking this
| If you are taking a blood thinner, you will require more frequent
Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix
well with other medicines.
Avoid or limit alcohol intake (includes wine, beer, and liquor) to
less than 3 drinks a day. Drinking too much alcohol may increase the risk of
|What are the common side effects of this
| Liver damage can rarely occur.|
|What should I monitor?|
| Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
| If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center
immediately or dial 911.
Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest
tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of
face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Significant change in thinking clearly and logically.
Severe belly pain.
Severe nausea or vomiting.
No improvement in condition or feeling
|How should I store this medicine?|
| Store at room temperature.
Protect capsules and tablets from moisture. Do not store in a
bathroom or kitchen.
Do not freeze suppositories.|
| Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products,
supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare
provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter, natural products, or
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