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acetaminophen for children by NuCare Pharmaceuticals,Inc.

Medically reviewed on December 4, 2017

Dosage form: suppository
Ingredients: ACETAMINOPHEN 120mg
Labeler: NuCare Pharmaceuticals,Inc.
NDC Code: 68071-4172

Perrigo Acetaminophen Suppositories USP, 120 mg Drug Facts

Active ingredient (in each rectal suppository)

Acetaminophen 120 mg


Pain reliever/fever reducer



  • reduces fever
  • relieves minor aches, pains, and headache


Liver warning:

This product contains acetaminophen. Severe liver damage may occur if your child takes

  • more than 5 doses in 24 hours, which is the maximum daily amount
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen

Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include:

  • skin reddening
  • blisters
  • rash

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

For rectal use only

Do not use
  • if you are allergic to acetaminophen
  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.

Ask a doctor before use if
  • your child has liver disease
  • your child is taking the blood thinning drug warfarin

Stop use and ask a doctor if
  • fever lasts more than 3 days (72 hours), or recurs.
  • pain lasts more than 5 days or gets worse.
  • new symptoms occur.
  • redness or swelling is present in the painful area.

These may be signs of a serious condition.

Keep out of reach of children.

If swallowed or in case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. (1-800-222-1222) Quick medical attention is critical in case of overdose for adults and for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • this product does not contain directions or warnings for adult use
  • do not use more than directed
  • remove wrapper
  • carefully insert suppository well up into the rectum

Dosing Chart



under 3 years

Do not use unless directed by a doctor

3 to 6 years

Use 1 suppository every 4 to 6 hours (maximum of 5 doses in 24 hours)

Other information
  • store at 20-25 °C (68-77 °F) or in a cool place
  • tamper-evident: suppositories are individually wrapped. Do not use if printed wrapper is opened or damaged.

Inactive ingredient

hydrogenated vegetable oil

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Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:68071-4172(NDC:45802-732)
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Labeler - NuCare Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (010632300)
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