About TYLENOL® 50 years of Science

The TYLENOL® Safety Difference

You can trust TYLENOL® products for all your family. Over more than 50 years, TYLENOL® has become the pain reliever most often recommended by doctors and health professionals. When used as directed - TYLENOL®  is proven to have the best balance of effective pain relief and safety for all ages.

 

Safe Use of TYLENOL® and Other Pain Relievers

Always read and follow the instructions on the label. TYLENOL® works differently from non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) -- such as ibuprofen -- and may be your best choice if:

you are over the age of 60

you have a history of stomach problems

you are on certain high blood pressure medicines

you have kidney disease

you have chronic, stable liver disease

 

TYLENOL® and Adults 60+

Aches and pains seem to come more often as we grow older. Which pain reliever to take is an important choice because TYLENOL® will not irritate the stomach lining in the way that other pain relievers may.

If you have a health condition or are taking prescription medicines, you should check with your doctor before taking a pain reliever.

The American Geriatrics Society recommends acetaminophen, the medicine in TYLENOL®, as the drug of choice for relieving mild to moderate musculoskeletal pain in people aged over 50.

 

TYLENOL® and Your Stomach

If you have a history of stomach problems, TYLENOL® may be the right pain reliever for you.

TYLENOL® is thought to work by elevating the body’s overall pain threshold so that you feel less pain. By comparison, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen do the same but also work on a chemical level to temporarily block prostaglandins which protect the stomach lining.

 

TYLENOL® and High Blood Pressure Medicines

If you're taking high blood pressure medication, check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking a pain reliever. Taking two or more medications together can sometimes lead to interactions between them. TYLENOL® is different from other pain relievers and won't interfere with certain high blood pressure medications.

 

TYLENOL® and People with Kidney Disease

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over the counter or prescription medicines, including TYLENOL®. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen can affect kidney function in people with kidney disease. TYLENOL® does not. The National Kidney Foundation in the United States recommends acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®, as the pain reliever of choice for occasional use in patients with underlying kidney disease.

 

TYLENOL® and Liver Disease

It is safe for people with chronic, stable liver disease to take acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®, at recommended doses. However, it is important to be aware that when taken in overdose amounts, TYLENOL® can actually cause severe liver damage. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any over the counter or prescription medicines, including TYLENOL®

 

Using TYLENOL® Appropriately

When used as directed, TYLENOL® is a safe and effective pain reliever.  It is gentle on the stomach and is unlikely to cause allergic reactions.

  • Always read and follow the label
  • Don't take TYLENOL® with other products containing acetaminophen
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist to find out whether other products you are taking contain acetaminophen
  • Don't exceed the recommended dosage of TYLENOL®
  • Don't take TYLENOL® if you drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day
  • Talk to your doctor if you are taking the blood-thinning drug, Warfarin.

 

  • Using TYLENOL® Safely

    Using TYLENOL® Safely

    TYLENOL® is your best choice for effective relief from pain, fever and discomfort. It is gentle on the stomach, unlikely to cause allergic reactions or irritate your stomach.

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