Suppositories of 100 mg 200 mg. and 350 mg of paracetamol.
Tylenol has analgesic and antipyretic effects comparable to acetyl salicylate while avoiding many of the side effects of these agents.
Tylenol is indicated for infants and children for the relief of fever and pain which may accompany conditions such as: Tonsillitis, common cold, influenza, post-immunization reactions and headache.
Tylenol is also valuable in reducing pain following tooth extraction, tooth eruption, tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
Instructions for use
Tylenol suppositories should be given to infants under 3 months only if prescribed by the physician. The same applies to children of any age if the drug is to be administered for more than 10 days.
Tylenol suppositories liquefy or soften if stored at temperatures higher than 35. however the quality of the suppositories is not affected at all. Short cooling in running cold water will once more make the suppositones ready for application.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
- 3 to 6 months : 1 supp of 100 mg, 2 – 3 times a day.
- 6 to 12 months : 1 supp. of 100 mg. 3 – 4 times a day .
- 1 to 3 years : 1 supp. of 200 mg, 2 – 3 times a day .
- 3 to 6 years : 1 supp. of 200 mg, 3 – 4 times a day.
- over 6 years : 1 supp. of 350 mg, 2 – 4 times a day.
- Do not exceed the recommended dose. Severe liver damage may occur if your child takes more than the maximum daily amount.
- Sore throat warning: If sore throat is severe, persists for more than 2 days, is accompanied or followed by fever, headache, rash, nausea, or vomiting, consult a doctor promptly.
- This product should not be used with other paracetamol containing products.
- Alcohol warning: caution is to be exercised in case of chronic alcohol intake. Concurrent alcohol and paracetamol intake may aggravate liver damage.
- Consult a doctor before use if your child has severe liver or kidney problem.
- Stop use and ask a doctor if: Pain gets worse or lasts more than 5 days, fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days, or if new symptoms such as redness, rashes or swelling occur.
INTERACTION WITH OTHER MEDICAL PRODUCTS
- Anticoagulants: Prolonged regular use of paracetamol possibly enhances warfarin.
- The liver effects of paracetamol may be increased by the concomitant use of alcohol and certain drugs (barbiturates. tricyclic antidepressants) which enhance the metabolism of paracetamol in the liver.
When taken as recommended, Tylenol is usually free from side effects. Allergic skin rashes and blood disorders (including thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, neutropenia) have been reported.
Important: liver damage (and less frequently renal damage) may occur following overdose.
In massive overdose exceeding 10 g of paracetamol may cause liver damage. Early symptoms may include: pallor. nausea. vomiting. (diaphoresis) and general malaise. Overdose with paracetamol can result in severe liver damage and sometimes acute renal tubular necrosis.
Immediate medical management is required in the event of overdose, even if symptoms of overdose are not present. Activated charcoal is to be administered if paracetamol is ingested within 1 hour. Clinical and laboratory evidence of liver damage may not be apparent until 48 to 72 hours past ingestion.
Overdose should be promptly treated by gastric lavage followed by intravenous N-acetyl cysteine or methionine without waiting for the results of plasma paracetamol levels.
Additional antidote therapy is normally considered in light of further plasma paracetamol levels and the time elapsed since ingestion.
In all cases of suspected overdose, prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children. even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms. General supportive measures must be available.
Patient Information leaflet
Categories and tags: N02BE01, Paracetamol, Anilides, ANALGESICS AND ANTIPYRETICS, ANALGESICS, NERVOUS SYSTEM.