Tylenol is a trademark of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, part of Johnson & Johnson. Its active ingredient is acetaminophen and it is available in a number of different formulations. Acetaminophen has pain-killing and fever reducing properties. Tylenol Arthritis Pain is developed especially for the relief of arthritis symptoms, back pain and muscle pain. It contains 650 mg of acetaminophen and it is available in caplets and gelcaps.
What is special about Tylenol Arthritis Pain is that the tablets have a double coating. The first layer dissolves quickly bringing immediate relief and delivering 325 mg of acetaminophen. The second layer dissolves more slowly delivering another 325 mg of acetaminophen and alleviating the arthritis symptoms for up to 8 hours so the recommended dosage is two tablets every 8 hours. Another advantage of acetaminophen is that it does not have an irritating effect on the stomach mucosa unlike the majority of painkillers.
The tablets should not be crushed or chewed. Taking a sip of water before swallowing the gelcaps is recommended. For best absorption take them on an empty stomach with plenty of water. Take Tylenol Arthritis Pain one hour before a meal or two hours after a meal. Tylenol Arthritis Pain should not be taken for more than 10 days unless prescribed by a doctor. If your symptoms persist or get worse, consult a healthcare provider as they may be signs of some serious conditions.
- You should not use Tylenol Arthritis Pain if you are under 18 years old.
- Do not take Tylenol Arthritis Pain along with any other products containing acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is also known as paracetamol in some countries so read carefully the labels of all the medicines that you are using. Acetaminophen is a part of a great number of OTC and prescription medicines.
- Taking more than the maximum daily dose (4000 mg for adults) can lead to acute liver failure. Tylenol Arthritis Pain should not be used by people having more than 3 alcoholic drinks a day. It is better to avoid alcohol while you are on acetaminophen.
- Consult your doctor if you are taking blood thinners such as Warfarin or any other medicines. Do not use Tylenol Arthritis Pain if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the other substances of Tylenol Arthritis Pain.
- People suffering from liver disease, kidney disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, blood diseases or any other serious medical conditions, should not use acetaminophen-containing products without consulting their healthcare provider.