Acetaminophen

Breastfeeding
  • TRADE NAMES: Anacin-3 (Wyeth); Darvocet-N (aaiPharma); Excedrin (Bristol-Myers Squibb); Geluprane; Liquiprin; Lorcet (Forest); Mapap; Neopap; Ofirmev; Panadol (GSK); Paracetamol; Percocet (Endo); Percogesic; Phenaphen; Sinutab; Tylenol (Ortho-McNeil); Valadol; Vicodin (AbbVie)
  • INDICATIONS: Pain, fever
  • SYNONYM: APAP; paracetamol
  • CLASS: Analgesic, non-narcotic
  • HALF-LIFE: <3 hours
CLINICALLY IMPORTANT, POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS INTERACTIONS WITH:

Alcohol, Anticonvulsants, Barbiturates, Busulfan, Carbamazepine, Cholestyramine, Conivaptan, Coumarins, Didanosine, Dong Quai, Exenatide, Imatinib, Isoniazid, Liraglutide, Melatonin, Metoclopramide, Metyrapone, PEG-Interferon, Pramlintide, Probenecid, St John's Wort

PREGNANCY CATEGORY: C

Acetaminophen is the active metabolite of phenacetin.

[IV] = intravenous.

As a general point most reactions listed are those that have developed following the normal prescribing doses for acetaminophen and the overdosing, poisoning, and other toxicities that have been reported have been excluded.

Our database has 116 adverse reactions for this drug across the following areas

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SKIN
NAILS
MUCOSAL
CARDIOVASCULAR
CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
NEUROMUSCULAR/SKELETAL
GASTROINTESTINAL/HEPATIC
RESPIRATORY
ENDOCRINE/METABOLIC
GENITOURINARY
RENAL
HEMATOLOGIC
OTIC
OCULAR
OTHER


Page last updated 05/15/2018

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Incidence info

  • <1%
  • 1-5%
  • 5-10%
  • 10-15%
  • 15-20%
  • 20-30%
  • >30%

Seriousness info

  • Hospitalization possible
  • Life threatening
  • Fatal

Warnings in other populations info

  • Breast feeding
  • Geriatric
  • Pediatric