What is Tylenol used for?

Patricia Bartley Daniele
Ambulatory Care

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is used to treat mild and moderate pain and/ or fever. Examples include headache, menstrual cramps,  and joint pain. Acetaminophen has various doses,  including extra strength. Caution must be used to take the medication, as directed, and not exceed the label recommendations. Excessive Tylenol dosages  have been associated with liver and kidney complications. Children's Tylenol directions include dosing by weight to avoid toxicity. It is also important to determine the reason for Tylenol usage, since there may be a need to seek medical supervision, if pain and/or fever persists.

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