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Acetaminophen; Caffeine disintegrating tablets

What is this medicine?

ACETAMINOPHEN; CAFFEINE (a set a MEE noe fen; KAF een) is a pain reliever. It is used to treat mild pain.

How should I use this medicine?

Take the medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Leave the tablet in the sealed blister pack until you are ready to take it. With dry hands, open the blister and gently remove the tablet. If the tablet breaks or crumbles, throw it away and take a new tablet out of the blister pack. Place the tablet in the mouth and allow it to dissolve, and then swallow. Do not cut, crush, or chew this medicine. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 12 years for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue

  • palpitations

  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

  • signs and symptoms of liver injury like dark yellow or brown urine; general ill feeling or flu-like symptoms; light-colored stools; loss of appetite; nausea; right upper belly pain; unusually weak or tired; yellowing of the eyes or skin

  • trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine

  • unusual bleeding or bruising

  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • headache

  • nausea, vomiting

  • trouble sleeping

What may interact with this medicine?

This medicine may interact with the following medications:

  • certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • cigarette smoker

  • heart disease

  • if you often drink alcohol

  • kidney disease

  • liver disease

  • seizures

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, caffeine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives

  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant

  • breast-feeding

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your healthcare professional for regular checks on your progress. Tell your healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Do not take other medicines that contain acetaminophen with this medicine. Many non-prescription medicines contain acetaminophen. Always read labels carefully. If you have questions, ask your healthcare professional.

If you take too much acetaminophen, get medical help right away. Too much acetaminophen can be very dangerous and cause liver damage. Even if you do not have symptoms, it is important to get help right away.

Do not take this medicine close to bedtime. It may prevent you from sleeping.

Author: StayWell Custom Communications
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