Acetaminophen: Tylenol

Key Patient Counseling Points:

  • Do not exceed the maximum recommended daily dose; higher doses may result in hepatic injury, including severe hepatotoxicity and death.
  • Avoid alcohol, especially if use is chronic.



Mechanism of Action:

Acetaminophen is a centrally acting analgesic and antipyretic with minimal anti-inflammatory properties. Its analgesic mechanism is unknown, but may be through central inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis.

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