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What is/are the drug classification(s) of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Classification(s): 1. Anti-pyretic. 2. Analgesic.
What is/are the action(s) of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Action(s): 1. Inhibits prostiglandin in CNS to reduce fever. 2. Blocks pain impulses.
How long does it take for Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to begin acting on the body (i.e. onset of action)?
Onset of Action: 1. 10-30 minutes.
For how long does Acetaminophen (Tylenol) act (i.e. duration of action)?
Duration of Action: 1. 3-4 hours.
What is/are the indication(s) for administering Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Indication(s): 1. Fever.
What is/are the contraindication(s) for Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Contraindication(s): 1. Hypersensitivity.
Under what condition(s) should Acetaminophen (Tylenol) be used with caution?
Use with Caution: 1. Anemia. 2. Liver Disease. 3. Renal Disease.
What is the proper dosage and administration of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Dosage & Administration: 1. Pediatric: 15.0 mg/kg orally or by rectal suppository.
What is/are the potential adverse reaction(s) of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)?
Adverse Reaction(s): 1. Nausea and Vomiting. 2. Rash.
Where is the use of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) referenced in the PCPs?
Reference(s) in Protocol: 1. Medical Emergencies (Febrile pediatric patient).
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