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Dayquil is part of the Acetaminophens class and treats Nasal Congestion, Pain, Fever, and other conditions. Acetaminophen is used to treat pain and to reduce fever. It works by reducing the feeling of pain and lowering the body temperature. Dayquil is only available as a brand name drug. Compare acetaminophens.
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3 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Cold and Flu Meds

Katie Mui - January 19, 2018

By now, you’ve probably heard that this year’s flu season is getting pretty bad (or “moderately severe”, as the CDC puts it), with widespread flu activity all across the U.S. We believe prevention is the best medicine, but certain strains, like this year’s H3N2 virus, are more resistant to the flu shot.

So if you find yourself feeling feverish and with chills, congestion, runny nose, or body aches (among other common cold and flu symptoms), you might be tempted to head to your local drugstore. See More

Are You Taking Too Much Tylenol Without Knowing It?

Katie Mui - December 13, 2017

Pretty much everyone experiences pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes it’s just a headache or a minor injury or brief illness — but for many, pain involves more chronic issues such as arthritis or back pain.

Many medications can help manage pain, with the best known being over the counter pain relievers like Motrin (ibuprofen), Aleve (naproxen), or Tylenol (acetaminophen). These drugs (except Tylenol) — known as NSAIDs, short for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs — work remarkably well for a variety of conditions. See More

Mixing Over the Counter and Prescription Medications? Here’s What You Need to Know

Roni Shye - February 25, 2017

Americans’ use of supplements, prescriptions and over the counter (OTC) medications has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. This increase can sometimes put patients at risk for complications and interactions. Believe it or not, a lot of over-the-counter medications can actually interact with your prescription medications (and affect how they work) without you even realizing it. See More

Is Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Bad for Your Liver or Kidneys?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - October 16, 2014

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is one of the most commonly used medications so you should know if it hurts your liver or kidneys. The short answer: acetaminophen is safe on the kidneys and may damage your liver, but only at high doses. Here is what you need to know.

How much Tylenol can I take?

Acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol so they are the same thing. The recommended daily maximum is 4 grams per day, which would be 8 extra strength Tylenol (500 mg) or 12 regular (325 mg) Tylenol tablets. See More

FDA Warning: Rare But Serious Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Reaction

Elizabeth Davis - August 02, 2013

If you notice a rash, blister, or other skin reaction while taking any drug containing acetaminophen, you should stop taking the medication immediately and contact your doctor or other health provider. The symptoms can be signs of three rare but very serious skin disorders, caused by a reaction to the acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and many over-the-counter combination cough and cold products. See More

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