Generic name: acetaminophen (oral) [ a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen ]
Brand names: Anacin AF, Children's Tylenol, Mapap, M-Pap, Pharbetol, ... show all 14 brands Silapap Childrens, Tempra Quicklets, Tycolene, Tylenol, Actamin, Aurophen, Bromo Seltzer, Tactinal, Vitapap
Drug class: Miscellaneous analgesics
What is Tycolene?
Tycolene may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Tycolene side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
In rare cases, Tycolene may cause a severe skin reaction that can be fatal, even if you took this medicine in the past and had no reaction. Stop taking Tycolene and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
Stop taking Tycolene and call your doctor at once if you have signs of liver problems:
stomach pain (upper right side);
loss of appetite;
dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may be more likely, and you may have none at all.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
Call your doctor at once if you have upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Stop taking this medicine and get medical help if you have skin redness or a blistering rash.
Before taking this medicine
You should not take Tycolene if you are allergic to it, or if you take other medications that contain this medicine.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if Tycolene is safe to use if you've ever had cirrhosis of the liver, or if you drink alcohol daily.
Ask a doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
How should I take Tycolene?
Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. An Tycolene overdose can damage your liver or cause death.
Adults and teenagers at least 12 years old: Do not take more than 1000 milligrams (mg) at one time or more than 4000 mg in 24 hours.
Children younger than 12 years old: Do not take more than 5 doses of children's formula Tycolene in 24 hours.
Do not give extra-strength Tycolene to a child younger than 12 years old without medical advice.
A child's dose is based on age and weight. Carefully follow the dosing instructions provided with this medicine. Ask a doctor before giving this medicine to a child younger than 2 years.
Tycolene made for infants comes with its own medicine dropper or oral syringe. Measuring with the wrong device may cause an overdose. Use only the provided dosing device provided to measure an infant's dose.
Tycolene comes in many different forms such as capsules, liquid, chewable or disintegrating tablets, and dissolving powders or granules. Read and carefully follow any Instructions for Use provided with your medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help.
Stop taking Tycolene and call your doctor if:
you still have a sore throat after 2 days of use;
you still have a fever after 3 days of use;
you still have pain after 7 days of use (or 5 days if treating a child);
your symptoms get worse, or if you have any new symptoms.
Store at room temperature away from heat and moisture.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Tycolene is used when needed. If you are on a dosing schedule, skip any missed dose. Do not use two doses at one time.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms include vomiting, stomach pain, and yellowing of your skin or eyes.
What should I avoid while taking Tycolene?
Avoid using other medicines that may contain Tycolene.
Avoid drinking alcohol.
What other drugs will affect Tycolene?
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