Regular Strength Tylenol

Generic Name: Acetaminophen

  • What is this medication?

    Regular Strength Tylenol contains a pain reliever/fever reducer andis intended to temporarily reduce fever and temporarily relieve minor aches and pains due to headache, muscle aches, backache, minor arthritis pain, premenstrual and menstrual cramps, toothache, and the common cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Regular Strength Tylenol?

    This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if adults take more than 12 tablets in 24 hours or children take more than 5 doses in 24 hours; if you take this product with other drugs containing acetaminophen, or if you consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product.

    Do not take more of this product than directed.

    Do not use this product with any other drug (prescription or nonprescription) containing acetaminophen.

    Do not use this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product.

    Stop using this product and talk to a doctor if pain gets worse or lasts for more than 10 days in adults or children; pain gets worse or lasts for more than 5 days in children under the age of 12; fever gets worse or lasts for more than 3 days; new symptoms occur; or redness or swelling is present. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Do not use in children under the age of 6; this will provide more than the recommended dose (overdose) of the product and may cause liver damage.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, obtain medical help or contact a poison control center immediately. Prompt medical attention is crucial for adults and children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

    Do not use this product if the carton is opened (or the pouch is opened, if the medication comes in one), or if the red neck wrap or foil inner seal imprinted with the words Safety Seal is broken.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Regular Strength Tylenol?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are not sure if a medication you are taking contains acetaminophen.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product in anyone with liver disease.

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if the user is taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • What are the possible side effects of Regular Strength Tylenol?

    Severe liver damage may result if an adult takes more than 12 tablets in a 24-hour period or a child takes more than 5 doses in a 24-hour period.

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

  • What should I avoid while taking Regular Strength Tylenol?

    Do not use this product with any other drug containing acetaminophen, either prescription or over-the-counter. Do not take more than 12 tablets in 24 hours for adults or 5 tablets in 24 hours for children. Do not consume 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day while using this product.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Regular Strength Tylenol?

    Severe liver damage may result if you take this product with other drugs containing acetaminophen, or if you are an adult who drinks 3 or more alcoholic beverages daily while taking this product.

    If Regular Strength Tylenol is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Regular Strength Tylenol with any other medication.

  • What is the usual dosage of Regular Strength Tylenol?

    Adults and children 12 years: Take 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms last. Do not take more than 12 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children 6-11 years: Take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms last. Do not take more than 5 tablets in 24 hours.

    Children <6 years: Do not use; this will provide more than the recommended dose (overdose) of Tylenol and may cause liver damage.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store at room temperature.