You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking acetaminophen if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- G6PD deficiency (a certain enzyme deficiency)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol regularly.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Acetaminophen to learn more, including information on who should not take acetaminophen.)
People who take too much acetaminophen may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite loss
- Abdominal pain, especially near the liver (the upper right part of the abdomen)
- Yellow eyes or skin
- Liver failure
- Kidney failure
- Heart problems
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Acetaminophen Overdose for more information.)