Contraindications of *Tylenol*
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Contraindications of *Tylenol*

Important negative effects of Tylenol.

Contraindications of Tylenol.

There are always positive reviews on medication products but when one ingests a foreign substance into their body there is the potential for harm being caused to your body. Contraindications is the medical term for those negative effects of a medication on your body.

Tylenol is a popular pain and fever reducer. The main active ingredient, acetamenophen, is a strong medication with a few contraindications that are important before you take it.

Follow dose instructions: Overdose of this product (anything over 1000mg/dose; 4000mg/day). More than the recommended dose can cause liver damage. If you are a heavy alcohol drinker you should be concerned with your liver before beginning taking acetaminophen.

There are many different medications that contain acetaminophen. Not only are there generic versions of Tylenol on the market, many cough and cold medicines are available over the counter that also contain this strong pain reliever and fever reducer. If you are not aware of this you may unknowningly overdose on the medicine, causing any of the following adverse symptoms.

Allergic reactions:

1. Itchy and blotchy hives

2. Difficulty breathing

3. Swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat

Side effects:

1. Low fever that includes upset stomach or pain, and lack of appetite.

2. Urine dark and cloudy

3. Reddish colored stools

4. Jaundice (skin or whites of eyes turn yellow)

Other advice:

1. Do not use acetaminophen if you are going to drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages, or if you have had cirrhosis of the liver (alcohol liver disease).

2. Do not mix this medication with any other medications without consulting your physician. You may be increasing your doses over the absolute limit as other medications may also contain acetaminophen.

3. There is no research to prove or disprove that Tylenol or other acetaminophen products harm a fetus.

4. This medication can pass through the mother's milk and may be harmful to a breast-feeding baby.

Consult physician:

As with any medication, if you have any questions or feel any ill effects, stop using the medicine immediately and consult with health care professionals. If you have liver disease, are a heavy drinker, or if you are pregnant or may be pregnant, it is important to discuss any medications with your doctor. In this way not only will you feel more secure in your choice to use Tylenol or other products like it, but your physician has been made aware of your medicine intake and can better provide you care if something does go wrong.

Information collected from:

Tylenol (2011). Tylenol Drug Description.

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