Tylenol or Acetaminophen Use

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - One drug that can be helpful is acetaminophen. But when do you use it?

Tylenol is the drug's brand name. It is used for both pain relief and for reducing fever.

In general, adults should limit their daily dose to less than 4000 mg/ day and should not take this medication while drinking alcohol.

Be aware that some combination medications contain acetaminophen.  Always let your doctor know which medications and supplements you are taking including over the counter medications.

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