What is acetaminophen-caffeine?
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.
Caffeine is used in this product to increase the pain relieving effects of acetaminophen.
Together, acetaminophen and caffeine are used to treat pain from conditions such as headache, muscle aches, menstrual cramps, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds and fevers.
Acetaminophen and caffeine may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or caffeine.
Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you drink more than three alcoholic beverages per day or if you have had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis). You may not be able to use acetaminophen.
Before taking acetaminophen and caffeine, tell your doctor if you have kidney or liver disease. You may not be able to take acetaminophen and caffeine, or you may need a dose adjustment or special tests during treatment.
FDA pregnancy category B. is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. However, do not take this medication without your doctor’s advice if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
Acetaminophen and caffeine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Avoid drinking alcohol. Alcohol may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.
Avoid coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks or other sources of caffeine while taking this medication. They can add to the side effects of the caffeine in the medication.
Do not use diet pills, stimulants, or any other cold, allergy, pain, migraine, or sleep medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as "APAP”) and caffeine are contained in many combination medicines. If you use certain products together you may accidentally use too much acetaminophen or caffeine. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains acetaminophen, APAP, or caffeine.
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Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include loss of appetite, confusion, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, fast or uneven heart rate, seizure (convulsions), pain in your upper stomach, dark urine, and yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
Since acetaminophen and caffeine is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
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Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using acetaminophen and caffeine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- low fever with nausea, stomach pain, and loss of appetite;
- dark urine, clay-colored stools; or
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Less serious side effects may include:
- sleep problems (insomnia); or
- feeling nervous, irritable, or jittery.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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There may be other drugs that can interact with acetaminophen and caffeine. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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Available Strengths & Dosages
||500 mg-65 mg
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