What is Equate Acetaminophen?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Equate Acetaminophen is a specific brand of acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol), one of the most commonly used analgesics (pain relievers) in Western medicine. Widely available either by itself or in cold and flu remedies, it is used to relieve aches and pains on an as-needed basis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 12 5
Headaches 4 0
Brain fog 2 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0
Multiple Sclerosis 1 2
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 1 0

Show all 11 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Equate Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Upset stomach 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Equate Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
1,000 mg daily 2
2 500mg as needed 2
1,000 mg every other week 1
1,300 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Equate Acetaminophen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Equate Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Equate Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Equate Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 8
Not specified 0
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2 patient evaluations for Equate Acetaminophen

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reikihh
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See reikihh's full Equate Acetaminophen history

Mar 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: In order to avoid taking too much acetominophen or too much ibuprophen I alternate them, taking 2 IB at bedtime M, W, F, Sun, and 2 acetaminophen Tu, Th, Sat.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Jude1016
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Jude1016
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Jude1016's full Equate Acetaminophen history

Apr 25, 2016 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this med as a preventative .. to help keep the inflammation down in brain/spinal cord. Use with care and/or Dr. prescription/advice.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2014 (Started Apr 17, 1981)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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