What is Tylenol?

Category: Over the Counter Drugs

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Generic name: Acetaminophen (Paracetamol)

Tylenol® is a brand name formulation of acetaminophen (also known as paracetamol), a widely used pain reliever and fever reducer.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 178 45
Headaches 46 27
Tension headache 32 10
Fever 17 4
Migraine headaches 16 3
Myofascial pain syndrome 13 2

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
2
Mild
6
None
88

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Tylenol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 3
Upset stomach 2
Arthritis in 1st metatarsal 1
Daytime sleepiness 1
Diarrhea 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Tylenol

Dosage Patients
2 500mg as needed 13
500mg as needed 13
1,000 mg daily 4
325 mg daily 3
500 mg daily 3
1,000 mg twice daily 3
2 325mg as needed 3
325mg as needed 3
325 mg three times daily 2
500 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Tylenol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 16
Other 13
Doctor's advice 11
Course of treatment ended 6
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 3
See all 51 patients who've stopped taking Tylenol

Duration

Currently taking Tylenol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 18
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 25

Stopped taking Tylenol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 52
Usually 27
Sometimes 16
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 82
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 2
< $25 48
Not specified 45
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9 patient evaluations for Tylenol

Feb 20, 2017 (Started Dec 05, 1976)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tension headache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: drink lots of water!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pelvic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only use Tylenol when I need it BADLY! I depend more on my prescription medications than I do Tylenol because it can cause liver damage if taken to much to often. When I do take it, it does help with the swelling and the pain in my feet, hips, back. It doesn't take all the pain away, but it makes the pain tolerable.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 21, 2010 (Started Mar 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Headaches & General Pain & Stiffness)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works well in combination with one 325 mg Aspirin
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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