Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Acephen, Feverall, Mapap, Uniserts
Generic Name: acetaminophen (rectal) (Pronunciation: a SEET a MIN oh fen)
What is acetaminophen (Acephen, Feverall, Mapap, Uniserts)?
Acetaminophen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen (Acephen, Feverall, Mapap, Uniserts)?
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 this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
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.
What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen (Acephen, Feverall, Mapap, Uniserts)?
Do not use more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
Know the amount of acetaminophen in the specific product you are using.
Do not use this medication without a doctor's advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to use acetaminophen.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while using acetaminophen.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have liver disease or a history of alcoholism.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Using certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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