There aren`t any mild Tylenol side effects reported. There are only severe adverse effects showing up in most of the patients, thanks to Tylenol usage.
Tylenol Severe side effects
Severe Tylenol side effects require immediate termination of drug usage and urgent medical attention. Severe Tylenol side effects include:
- breathing problems or other allergic reactions
- stomach pain
- appetite loss
- dark urine
- black stools or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice)
What is Tylenol used for?
Tylenol, on its generic name Acetaminophen, is a medication that helps in relieving pain and reducing fever. This medication is useful in treating numerous conditions, such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, fever and cold.
Tylenol Interactions and Risks
- You ever suffered or still have cirrhosis or any other liver disease or if your alcohol intake exceeds three beverages each day. In this situation, you may not be allowed to use Tylenol. Combining alcohol with this medication may increase your risks of liver damage.
- You have any liver disease or you suffer from alcoholism. The first to do before starting to use Tylenol in this situation is to ask your healthcare provider if you can safely use this medication along with these illnesses, without any problems.
- You are currently treating yourself with other cold, allergy, sleep or pain relieving medications. These types of medications may contain Acetaminophen and combining these with Tylenol may lead to an extremely dangerous Acetaminophen overdose. The symptoms of a Tylenol overdose include appetite loss, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, confusion, weakness, dark urine or yellowing of the skin.
- You ever presented allergic reactions to Tylenol.
- You are using one or more of the following drugs: antibiotics, antifungal medications, sulfa drugs, tuberculosis medications, birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, blood pressure medications, cancer medications, cholesterol-lowering medications like Lipitor, Niaspan, Zocor, Vytorin, gout or arthritis medications, HIV/AIDS medications, psychiatric disorder-related medications, NSAIDs, such as Advil, Aleve, Arthrotec, Cataflam, Celebrex, Indocin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Treximet or Voltaren or seizure drugs. Show the list of all such medications that you are currently using, in order to avoid drug interaction with Tylenol.
Tylenol and pregnancy
Tylenol received a category C rating from the FDA but there is no clear evidence proving if this medication is harmful to the fetus or not. Therefore, the usage of this drug during pregnancy is recommended to be avoided. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, you are not allowed to start using Tylenol without medical advice.
Tylenol and breastfeeding
Tylenol can pass into breast milk and is also considered to be dangerous to the nursing baby. It is forbidden to use this medication during breastfeeding.
Tylenol daily dosage
The recommended Tylenol dosage for adults is 325 mg, 500 mg or 650 mg daily. In its liquid form, Tylenol is prescribed with 500 mg per 15 ml per day.
You are not allowed to take higher doses of Tylenol than the one prescribed by your healthcare provider. A Tylenol overdose may be fatal and may lead to liver damage or even sudden death.