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Tylenol is an analgesic and antipyretic drug. The drug inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins in the central nervous system, inhibits cyclooxygenase and increases heat transfer. Tylenol medication belongs to the group of non-narcotic analgesics, used primarily in the treatment of colds. The drug is also prescribed for febrile syndrome on the background of infectious diseases; pain syndrome (mild to moderate): arthralgia, myalgia, neuralgia, migraine, toothache and headache, oligomenorrhea.
Tylenol pill contains 500 mg of paracetamol and auxiliary components. Paracetamol affects the centers of pain and thermoregulation, helping to reduce body temperature and relieve pain. The drug does not adversely affect the water-salt metabolism, the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract, does not lead to the retention of water and sodium ions.
Precautions include the following recommendations:
•It is not recommended to use more than 10 days for pain and 3 days as a febrifuge.
•It should not be taken with other drugs containing paracetamol.
•It is not recommended to take alcohol simultaneously (including alcoholic beverages), sedatives, tranquilizers.
Use during pregnancy is permissible, but only on prescription.
Symptoms of overdose are as follows.
•in the first 24 hours: pallor, vomiting, nausea, pain in the abdominal area;
•after 12–48 hours: damage to the liver/kidney, which may be accompanied by liver failure (coma, encephalopathy, death), pancreatitis, and cardiac arrhythmias. The development of liver damage in adults is possible when taking 10 g of paracetamol or more.
Therapy: oral methionine or intravenous N-acetylcysteine.
Tylenol reviews are mostly positive. Patients note that the effect of the drug develops rapidly. At the same time, one should not exceed the recommended Tylenol dosage, since this can lead to the development of serious side effects, mainly from the liver.
Last updated: 4.08.2020