TYLENOL® & Safety
Using TYLENOL® Safely
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.
But as with all medicines, you should use TYLENOL® appropriately.
Using TYLENOL® Appropriately
- Always read and follow the label
- Do not take TYLENOL® with other products containing acetaminophen (check with your doctor or pharmacist)
- Do not exceed the recommended dosage of TYLENOL®
- Do not drink 3 or more alcoholic beverages a day when you are taking TYLENOL®
- How to Dispose of TYLENOL® Products
- Talk to your doctor first if you are taking the blood-thinning drug, warfarin.
Acetaminophen (often listed on the label as Ac or APAP) is the active ingredient in more than 600 over the counter and prescription medicines, including TYLENOL®.
Always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking more than one medicine at a time, because an unintentional overdose of acetaminophen may cause liver damage.
All over the counter medicines are considered safe when taken as directed. But they’re still medicine! If you take them incorrectly or take too much, they may cause serious problems. There is a liver warning on all products containing acetaminophen, including TYLENOL®.
It is important to always read and follow the label and not use TYLENOL® products with other products containing acetaminophen.
In case of overdose, you should seek medical help quickly.
Severe liver damage may occur if you have 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using TYLENOL®.
Always dispose of your unwanted or unused medicines safely.
Do not empty them into the sink, toilet or storm drain. If disposing in the garbage, first place them in an unrecognizable, sealed container and ensure that children, pets and others do not have access to the contents of the container.
Better still, your local pharmacy may take unwanted and unused medicines.