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Central analgesic, non-narcotic analgesic, antypyretic.
Relief of mild to moderate pain, fever.
Appears to inhibit prostaglandin synthesis in the CNS and, to a lesser extent, block pain impulses through peripheral action. acts centrally on hypothalmic heat-regulating center, producing peripheral vasodilation.
Contra indications: active alcoholism, hepatic disease, viral hepatitis, all of which increase the risk of hepatoxicity.
active alcoholism, hepatic disease, viral hepatitis, all of which increase the risk of hepatotoxicity.
If given for analgesia, assess onset, type, location, duration of pain. Effect of medication is reduced if full pain response recurs prior to next dose. assess for fever. alcohol usage. assess for clinical improvement and relief of pain, fever. severe pain or fever may indicate serious illness. advise not to take more than 4 g/24h period.
Tylenol 650mg q4h PO
Dose is appropriate because patient is taking 650mg q4h: 650 x 6: which equals to 3900mg and the maximum dose per day is 4g.
Reason for taking
Patient is taking this medication because of mild pain that she rated 4 on numeric pain scale.
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