major acetaminophen Acetaminophen

Get an overview of MAJOR ACETAMINOPHEN (acetaminophen tablet, film coated, extended release), including its generic name, formulation (i.e. pill, oral solution, injection, inhaled medicine) and why it’s used. The medication in major acetaminophen can be sold under different names.

Refer to the “Also Known As” section to reference different products that include the same medication as major acetaminophen.

Drug Basics

Brand Name: major acetaminophen

Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN

Drug Type: HUMAN OTC DRUG

Route: ORAL

Dosage Form: TABLET, FILM COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE

Data Current As Of: 2019-10-07

active ingredient (in each caplet)

Acetaminophen 650 mg

purpose

Pain reliever/fever reducer

uses

  • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
  • minor pain of arthritis
  • muscular aches
  • backache
  • premenstrual and menstrual cramps
  • the common cold
  • headache
  • toothache
  • temporarily reduces fever

directions

  • do not take more than directed (see overdose warning)

adults

  • take 2 caplets every 8 hours with water
  • swallow whole; do not crush, chew, split or dissolve
  • do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours
  • do not use for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor

under 18 years of age

  • ask a doctor

other information

  • store at 20-25°C (68-77°F)
  • meets the requirements of USP Dissolution Test 2

inactive ingredients

carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, povidone, pregelatinized starch, stearic acid, titanium dioxide

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Acetaminophen Extended-Release Tablets, 650 mg

PAIN RELIEVER/FEVER REDUCER

FOR THE TEMPORARY RELIEF OF MINOR ARTHRITIS PAIN

ACTUAL SIZE

CAPLETS

Compare to the active ingredient in Tylenol® 8HR Arthritis Pain

400 Caplets* 650 mg. Each

DO NOT USE WITH OTHER MEDICINES CONTAINING ACETAMINOPHEN

*Capsule-Shaped Tablets

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This drug label information is as submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is intended for informational purposes only. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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