Generic name: acetaminophen
Drug class: Miscellaneous analgesics
Uses for Abenol
Acetaminophen can be used to alleviate minor pain and aches and also to lower fever. It can also be used to treat the pain caused by mild forms of arthritis.
The medicine can be purchased without a prescription.¶
Before making use of Abenol
When deciding whether to take any medicine, the dangers of using the medication must be evaluated against the good it can do. It is a choice you and your physician will take. In this case, it is important to take the following into assessed:
Inform your doctor whether you’ve had an unusual or unrelated reaction to this medicine, or any other medication. Be sure to inform your health specialist if you suffer from any other allergies, for example, to dyes, food preservatives, animals, or dyes. For non-prescription medications, look over the label or ingredient list carefully.
Studies that are appropriate so far have not revealed issues that are specific to children, which could hinder the effectiveness of acetaminophen for children. But, you should not offer over-the-counter products to children younger than two years old unless you are instructed to take them by your physician.
Studies that are appropriate up to now haven’t revealed specific geriatric issues that could restrict the use of acetaminophen for the elderly.
Studies on women have shown it poses no risk to babies during breastfeeding.
Interactions between medicines
While certain medications should not be combined in any way, however, there are instances where two medicines can be combined even though interactions could occur. In these instances, the doctor may decide to alter the dosage or make other precautions required. If you are taking this medication it is essential to let your doctor know whether you’re using any one of these drugs mentioned below. The following interactions were chosen based on their potential impact and are not meant to be comprehensive.
Utilizing this medicine in conjunction in conjunction with the following medications is generally not advised, however it may be necessary for certain situations. If two medicines are prescribed at the same time the doctor could alter the dosage or the frequency you take one or both of the drugs.
- Pneumococcal 13-Valent Vaccine, Diphtheria Conjugate
Utilizing this medicine in conjunction together with the following medications could result in an increased risk of some side effects. However, having both medicines in combination could be the best option for you. If you are prescribed both medications in combination, your physician could alter the dosage or frequency of use of one or both medications.
Interactions with food, tobacco, and alcohol
Certain medications are not recommended to be taken at or near the time of having food items or eating particular kinds of food as interactions could happen. The use of tobacco or alcohol along with certain medicines can result in interactions. The below interactions were selected in light of their potential impact and are not intended to be comprehensive.
The use of this medicine together with the following is not advised, but it could be necessary for some instances. If taken together the doctor may alter the dosage or frequency you take this medicine or provide specific directions on the consumption of alcohol, food, or tobacco.
Utilizing this medicine in conjunction together with any of the following could result in an increased risk for certain adverse reactions, but they may be not a possibility in certain situations. If used in conjunction with other medications, your doctor could alter the dosage or frequency you take this medication or give you specific directions regarding the consumption of food alcohol, tobacco, or other substances.
Other medical conditions
The presence of any other medical issues could impact the usage of this medicine. Be sure to inform your physician if you suffer from any other medical conditions including:
- The history of or the abuse of alcohol, or the antecedent of or
- Kidney disease, whether severe or
- Liver diseases (including hepatitis)–May cause the side effects to get more serious.
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)–Some varieties of Acetaminophen have aspartame in them, which may make the health issue more severe.
Proper use of Abenol
This section provides details on how to use various products that contain Acetaminophen. It is not necessarily specific to Abenol. Take care when reading.
This medicine should be taken only as prescribed by your physician. Don’t take more of it, and don’t do more frequently, and don’t use it for a longer duration than the time your doctor prescribed. Liver damage can happen if excessive amounts of acetaminophen are consumed for a prolonged period of time.
If you’re using this medication without consulting your physician, carefully read the packaging label and follow the dosage instructions. Consult your physician should you have any questions.
Check the label of any other medications that you’re taking for any other medications, as they may contain acetaminophen as well. It is not recommended to consume greater than four grams (4,000 milligrams) of acetaminophen per entire day (24 hours) because this could increase the risk of serious liver issues. When it comes to Tylenol(r) Extra Strength the maximum dosage is 3,000 milligrams for 24 hours.
It is possible to take this medication either with or without food.
For patients who are using an oral liquid using the syringe (e.g. Little Fevers(r)):
- Shake the bottle well prior to every use.
- Make sure to measure the dose using the dose Syringe (e.g., AccuSafe(TM)) included in the box. Don’t make use of any other syringe dropper, spoon, or dosing device for administering this medicine to your child.
- The cap is removed, then attach the syringe to the flow limiter and then invert the bottle.
- Then, pull the syringe back until it’s filled to the exact amount recommended by your physician.
- Slowly, slowly pour the medicine into the mouth of your child (towards the cheek’s inner part).
- Replace the cap and tighten it.
Patients who use orally administered oral liquid using a dropper:
- Shake the bottle thoroughly prior to every use.
- Take the dosage using the dropper that comes with the medicine. Don’t make use of any other syringe or spoon, dropper, or another dosing device while giving the medicine to your child.
- Take off the cap, place it in the dropper, and take the dose recommended by your doctor.
- Slowly, slowly pour the medicine into the mouth of your child (towards the inside of the cheek).
- Replace the cap securely.
For patients taking Acetaminophen Oral Granules
- When the medicine is taken, you should open the number of packets required for one dose.
- Mix the granules contained in the packets by mixing them with a tiny quantity of food that is soft like applesauce, frozen yogurt, or jam.
- Consume the acetaminophen powder along with your meal.
For patients taking Acetaminophen powders for oral use (e.g., Fever all(r) Sprinkle Caps [Children’s or Junior Strength[Junior Strength or Child’s Strength]):
- The capsules aren’t designed to be consumed whole. Instead, before the medication is consumed, break open the number of capsules needed to take one dose.
- Then, empty the capsules into 1 tablespoonful (5 milliliters) in water, or another liquid.
- Drink the medicine in conjunction alongside the fluid. It is possible to drink more fluid after you have taken the medication.
- You can also combine the powder and a small number of soft food items, like applesauce, frozen ice cream, or jam. Consume the acetaminophen powder with food.
For patients who are taking Acetaminophen Suppléments:
- If the suppository is too hard to insert, you can chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes, or pour cold water over it prior to taking it off from the wrapper of foil.
- For the infusion of the suppository
- The foil wrapper should be removed and then moisten the suppository using cold water.
- Lay on your back and then use your fingers for pushing the suppository to the back of your rectum.
The dosage of this medication can differ depending on the patient. Follow the instructions of your physician or the instructions printed on your prescription. The information below is only the most common dose of this medication. If you have a dose that is different you should not alter it unless your doctor instructs you to change it.
The quantity of medicine you are taking is determined by your strength drug. In addition, the number of doses that you are taking each day, the interval between doses, as well as the duration of time that you are taking the medicine will depend on the medical condition for which you’re taking the medication.
- To treat fever or pain:
- For rectal and oral dosage forms (capsules or powders solutions, suppositories tablets, or suspensions):
- Adults and teenagers – 650 to 1000 milligrams (mg) every 4 to 6 hours, as required. The dose is determined by shape and strength. Follow the label’s instructions to determine the dose that you can take daily.
- Children: Dose is determined by weight or age. Be sure to follow the label directions for the dosage that is recommended daily.
- Children between 11 and 12 years old 12 and older: 320-480 mg once every four to six hours, as required.
- Children between 9 and 11 years old between 320 and 400 mg once every four to six hours, as required.
- Children aged 6-9 years old: 320 mg once every up to six hours, as required.
- Children aged 4 to 6 years old • 240 mg once every 6 to 8 hours as required.
- Children aged 2 to 4 years old 170 mg once every four to six hours, as required.
- Children who are younger than 2 years of age: Doses and dosage should be established by your physician.
- For rectal and oral dosage forms (capsules or powders solutions, suppositories tablets, or suspensions):
If you have missed a dose of this medicine be sure to take it as fast as you can. But, if it’s close to the time for your next dose, avoid the missed dose, and go back to your usual dosage schedule. Do not take double doses.
Place the medicine in a tightly sealed bottle at room temperatures, and away from moisture, heat, and bright light. Avoid the medicine from freezing.
Make sure the bottle is closed whenever you’re not making use of it. Keep it in a cool place in a dark, secure area away from temperatures. Don’t freeze it.
The suppositories can be stored within the fridge, however, you should not put them in a freezer.
Keep away from the reach of children.
Don’t keep old medicine or medications that are no longer needed.
Consult your physician to tell you how to dispose of any medication that you do not make use of.
Safety precautions when taking Abenol
It is vital to have your doctor examine the health of your child or you when you’re taking this medication. This will enable your doctor to determine whether the medicine is functioning well and decide whether or not you should use the medication.
In the event that your symptoms and fever don’t improve after a few days, or if they get worse, consult your physician.
A lot of combination medicines include acetaminophen. These include those with brand names like Alka-Seltzer Plus(r), Comtrex(r), Drixoral(r), Excedrin Migraine(r), Midol(r), Sinutab(r), Sudafed(r), Theraflu(r), and Vanquish(r). Combining these medications with your current medication could result in you getting more than the recommended amount of Acetaminophen. Discuss with your physician prior to using more than one medication that has acetaminophen in it.
Talk to your doctor now If the child or you experience tenderness or pain in the stomach area; light stools, dark urine; weight loss nausea, unusual weakness or tiredness as well as yellow eyes or skin. These may be signs of a liver issue that is serious.
If you are planning to take more frequently than one or 2 doses of acetaminophen don’t drink alcohol. Doing so could increase the risk to suffer liver harm, particularly when you consume large quantities of alcohol regularly or if you consume more acetaminophen than recommended on the label, or if you are taking it frequently for a prolonged period of time.
Acetaminophen could interfere with the results of certain medical tests. Prior to taking any medical tests, you should inform the person who is in charge that you’ve had acetaminophen taken within the last three or four days. You can also contact the laboratory prior to your appointment to determine if Acetaminophen could cause a problem.
Acetaminophen could result in false results for certain tests for blood sugar. If you’re diagnosed with diabetes and you notice a change in your test results or if you have doubts, talk to your physician.
If you suspect you’ve consumed too much acetaminophen seek emergency assistance immediately even if you have no indications of poisoning. Treatment for liver damage should be initiated immediately.
Abenol side effects
In addition to its beneficial effects, some medicines may produce unwanted side negative effects. While not all of these negative side effects are likely to be present, if they do occur, they might require medical attention.
Talk to your doctor immediately in the event that any of these adverse effects happen:
- Black or bloody or black stool with tarry stools
- Urine that is cloudy or bloody
- Chills or fever (not present prior to treatment and not triggered by the illness being treated)
- discomfort at the back of your lower, or side (severe or sharp)
- Red spots that are specific on the skin
- itching, hives, or itching
- Sore throat (not present prior to treatment and not due to conditions being addressed)
- ulcers, sores, or white spots on the lips or inside the mouth
- rapid reduction in the amount of urine
- unusual bleeding or unusual bleeding or
- unusual weakness or fatigue
- Skin or eyes with yellow eyes
The signs of an overdose
- Increased sweating
- Appetit loss
- nausea or vomiting
- stomach cramps or discomfort
- swelling, pain, or tenderness of the abdomen, or the stomach region
Other adverse side effects that are not listed can also be seen in certain patients. If you observe any other symptoms, consult with your physician.
Contact your physician for advice from a medical professional regarding adverse effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Always consult your doctor to confirm that the information provided on this page is applicable to your specific situation.