Tylenol 8 HR Arthritis Pain is an over-the-counter oral pain reliever that helps control mild arthritis pain. It contains the active ingredient acetaminophen , a non-opioid pain reliever.
For people with arthritis, pain relievers like acetaminophen can significantly improve daily life, reduce painful symptoms, and help keep daily functions, work, and activity at a higher level than they would be able to handle. However, there are some caveats to keep in mind when taking Tylenol Arthritis or any other medication that contains acetaminophen.
Tylenol Arthritis is used in adults over 18 years of age. The use of acetaminophen can increase the risk of liver damage and should not be combined with other medications, prescriptions, or over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen.
How Tylenol Arthritis Works
Tylenol Arthritis is made up of two layers: one releases quickly for quick relief and the other releases slowly, providing long-lasting relief for up to eight hours. For these layers to work properly, you must swallow the capsules whole with water. Each tablet contains only 650 mg of paracetamol. Normal and extreme strength Tylenol do not have two layers and contain less acetaminophen per capsule, 325 mg and 500 mg, respectively.
Acetaminophen is a pain reliever that relieves pain. Acetaminophen has no anti-inflammatory effect and therefore does not relieve swelling. For this reason, Tylenol Arthritis is better for treating osteoarthritis rather than the inflammatory types of arthritis such as rheumatoid, reactive, or gout .
Acetaminophen is believed to act on hormones called prostaglandins to reduce pain in the nerves, the nervous system, and the brain .
Tylenol Arthritis can temporarily relieve other types of pain, such as general pain, muscle pain, toothache, menstrual cramps, cold and flu pain, and back pain. Like other medications that contain acetaminophen, Tylenol Arthritis can also help reduce fever.
Ingredients for arthritis Tylenol
Each Tylenol Arthritis capsule contains 650 mg of acetaminophen and several inactive ingredients. Inactive ingredients are those that help deliver the drug to the body or are by-products of the manufacturing process. They have no medicinal effect. The inactive ingredients in Tylenol Arthritis include :
- Carnauba wax
- Hydroxyethyl cellulose
- Magnesium stearate
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Modified starch
- Powdered cellulose
- Pregelatinized starch
- Sodium starch glycolate
- Titanium oxide
Acetaminophen-containing medications are known to cause liver damage if taken in excess. Keep your limit at 4,000 mg per day, especially if you weigh less than 150 pounds.
It is vital to take Tylenol Arthritis as directed.
- Six caps in 24 hours is the limit, don't take more
- Do not take other medicines with paracetamol.
- Avoid drinking three or more alcoholic drinks a day.
- Do not use if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients.
- Do not use if you have trouble swallowing large tablets.
- Talk to your doctor if you have liver disease.
- If you are taking blood thinners like warfarin, get your doctor's approval.
As with any drug, some side effects are possible. Seeking help is important for serious side effects, but for less serious side effects, you can try treating them at home. Some common and treatable side effects include:
- Dry mouth: Drink water throughout the day and avoid rinsing your mouth with alcohol. If dry mouth persists, talk to your doctor about solutions.
- Constipation – Try to drink plenty of fluids and eat high-fiber foods like fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Mild Nausea: Lie down and apply a cold compress, drink water and avoid strong smells and smells. Tell your doctor if your nausea worsens or does not go away after 72 hours.
- Itchy skin: Use a moisturizer and talk to your doctor about using antihistamines.
Side effects that you should report to your healthcare professional immediately include:
- Unusual urine or stools, including bloody, black, tarry, or cloudy.
- Decreased amount of urine.
- Sharp and severe pain in the lower back or sides.
- Red bumps, hives, or skin rashes that may indicate an allergy.
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
- A sore throat or high fever that you did not have before taking the medicine.
- Weakness or fatigue that is not normal.
- Sores, blemishes, or sores in the mouth.
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
Since severe liver damage is life-threatening, it is important to use caution when taking Tylenol for arthritis. Make sure you follow the instructions and know what other medications you are taking to avoid an overdose. Look at the list of active ingredients on over-the-counter medications and look for 'acetaminophen' or 'APAP' on prescription labels.
Some signs of Tylenol arthritis overdose can appear over time and cannot be easily associated with medications. At first, you may experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. Liver damage, leading to serious health consequences such as liver failure and death, can occur within a few days.
Signs of a Tylenol overdose
- Feeling of bloating, pain, or pain in the upper abdomen or abdomen.
- Nausea and vomiting
- No appetite
- Abdominal pain or cramps
Do not take it with other medications that contain acetaminophen.
To prevent an overdose, do not take Tylenol Arthritis with other medications that contain acetaminophen, such as some cold medications, menstrual pain relievers, and decongestants.
How to take and store
Adults over 18 can take two Tylenol Arthritis capsules every eight hours with water. Never crush, cut or chew the tablets. Swallow the capsules whole, one at a time, so they don't get stuck.
Do not take more than six capsules in 24 hours without taking any other medicine that contains acetaminophen. If you are not sure whether your other medicines contain paracetamol, ask your doctor. Do not take Tylenol Arthritis for more than ten days.
Store Tylenol Arthritis in a dry place with a stable temperature of 20-25 ° C (68-77 ° F).