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Acetaminophen - Overview

Acetaminophen, marketed under the brand name Tylenol, is a medication sometimes prescribed for its analgesic and antipyretic effects. People who might need a prescription version of acetaminophen can use Push Health to connect with a local medical provider who can prescribe acetaminophen medication, including acetaminophen 500 mg, when appropriate to do so. Please be aware that acetaminophen combinations containing controlled substances such as Tylenol #3 cannot be prescribed through Push Health.

What Is Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen, marketed under the brand Tylenol, is a medication typically prescribed for the purpose of reducing a fever and for the treatment of mild to moderate pain. Acetaminophen belongs to a class of medications known as a non-salicylate and non-opioid antipyretic and analgesic agents. The exact mechanism of how acetaminophen works is not well understood. It is thought that acetaminophen may be a partial cyclooxygenase inhibitor (nonspecific). Acetaminophen is not considered a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like ibuprofen.

Acetaminophen - Dosage and Cost

The starting adult dose of acetaminophen is frequently acetaminophen 325 mg every 4-6 hours but the actual dose prescribed depends on the health needs of the patient and the judgement of the prescribing medical provider. Following administration, acetaminophen is largely metabolized by the liver via three different pathways. After being metabolized, most of the acetaminophen metabolites are excreted in the urine. Acetaminophen typically has a half life of under four hours in healthy individuals. Acetaminophen is considered affordable, costing less than 10 cents per acetaminophen 325 mg tablet at many pharmacies. Some insurance plans will cover costs associated with prescription acetaminophen tablets or suspension. Also, acetaminophen coupons can sometimes be found online or through the manufacturer.

Can I Buy Acetaminophen Online?

Acetaminophen OTC is available in the United States. However, it is not always available and the cost of the medication will often not be covered by insurance if it is purchased OTC. For prescription acetaminophen, one cannot just buy acetaminophen online as it requires a consultation with a medical provider. People who need an acetaminophen medication prescription, including acetaminophen 500 mg, when appropriate to do so. Please be aware that acetaminophen combinations containing controlled substances cannot be prescribed through Push Health.

Acetaminophen - Side Effects

Acetaminophen can cause side effects and concerns should be discussed with a qualified medical practitioner prior to use. Side effects that can occur from acetaminophen use include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, itching, dark stools, and gastrointestinal issues. Acetaminophen should generally not be used by people with liver problems. Acetaminophen and alcohol should not be used together. People with a hypersensitivity to acetaminophen or ingredients in the formulation should not use the medication.

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Last updated March 27, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.