Were you looking for information about Acetaminophen? Acetaminaphen is a common misspelling of acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is a non-prescription medication used to relieve pain and reduce fever.
This medication works by blocking the effects of certain hormones (prostaglandins) that cause fever and inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Side effects may include allergic reactions, liver damage, and ulcers. Acetaminophen comes in several forms, including tablets, caplets, gel tabs, chewable tablets, and as a liquid. Typically, this medication is taken by mouth every four to six hours as needed.
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