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Acetaminophen

Tylenol™ or Generic Acetaminophen (a-seat-a-MIN-oh-fen) 325 mg is used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Unlike aspirin, it does not relieve the redness, stiffness, or swelling caused by rheumatoid arthritis, but it may reduce the discomfort. Do not take more of this medicine than is recommended on the package label. If too much is taken, liver and kidney damage may occur. If you will be taking more than an occasional 1 or 2 doses of acetaminophen, do not drink alcoholic beverages. To do so may increase the chance of liver damage, especially if you drink large amounts of alcoholic beverages regularly, if you take more acetaminophen than is recommended on the package label, or if you take it regularly for a long time.

Last Updated: 12/17/08