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Were you looking for information about Acetaminophen? Acetominophen is a common misspelling of acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain relief medication that is approved to treat both adults and children. It helps to reduce inflammation and fever by blocking a certain chemical in the body called prostaglandin. The medicine comes in the form of tablets, chewable tablets, gel tabs, caplets, and liquid. Many generic versions of the drug are also available.
As with any medication, side effects are possible. Some of the possible side effects of this drug may include ulcers or bleeding in the digestive tract, liver damage, and allergic reactions. It is easy to take too much of this medicine, so be sure to keep track of how much you are taking each day. Signs of an overdose can include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain (stomach pain), diarrhea, and seizures. If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Acetaminophen for more information on what you should know before taking the drug, a list of the various acetaminophen strengths and forms available, and an explanation of how the medication works to reduce pain and relieve fever. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)
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