Tylenol 8 Hour
Generic Name: Acetaminophen Controlled-Release Tablets (a seet a MIN oh fen)
Brand Name: Tylenol 8 Hour, Tylenol Arthritis Pain
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 11, 2019.
- Liver problems have happened with the use of acetaminophen. Sometimes, this has led to a liver transplant or death. Most of the time, liver problems happened in people taking more than 4,000 mg (milligrams) of acetaminophen in a day. People were also often taking more than 1 drug that had acetaminophen in it. If you have questions, talk with your doctor.
Uses of Tylenol 8 Hour:
- It is used to ease pain and fever.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tylenol 8 Hour?
- If you have an allergy to acetaminophen or any other part of Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets).
- If you have liver disease.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets).
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tylenol 8 Hour?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid taking other products that have acetaminophen in them. Check labels closely. Too much acetaminophen may cause liver problems.
- Follow the directions exactly. Do not take more acetaminophen in a day than directed. If you do not know how much acetaminophen you can take in a day, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Some people may take up to 4,000 mg (milligrams) in a day if told to do so by the doctor. Some people (like people with liver problems and children) should take less acetaminophen. Call your doctor right away if you have taken too much acetaminophen in a day, even if you feel well.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets).
- Allergic reactions have happened with Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets). Rarely, some reactions can be very bad or life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.
- Different brands of Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) may have different doses for children. Talk with the doctor before giving Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) to a child.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan on getting pregnant, or are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks to you and the baby.
How is this medicine (Tylenol 8 Hour) best taken?
Use Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Take with or without food.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Take with a full glass of water.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- If you take Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) on a regular basis, take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- Many times Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets) is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by the doctor.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis) may happen. It can cause very bad health problems that may not go away, and sometimes death. Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes.
What are some other side effects of Tylenol 8 Hour?
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
How do I store and/or throw out Tylenol 8 Hour?
- Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Store in original container.
- Keep lid tightly closed.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Tylenol 8 Hour (acetaminophen controlled-release tablets), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
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- Drug class: miscellaneous analgesics
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