Tatanol

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Generic Name: Tatanol Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is tatanol (acetaminophen) used for?

Tatanol is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.

Tatanol is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. It relieves pain in mild arthritis but has no effect on the underlying inflammation and swelling of the joint.

How should I take tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Use acetaminophen exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.

How do I store tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Tatanol is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store tatanol in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of tatanol that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush tatanol down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of tatanol or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
  • You have severe liver disease.

Do not take this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding a baby.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using tatanol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking tatanol.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Side effects may include:

  • Nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite
  • Dark urine, clay-colored stools
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Tatanol may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Products that may interact with this drug are:

  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids)
  • Lasix (furosemide)
  • Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)
  • MiraLax (polyethylene glycol 3350)
  • Synthroid (levothyroxine)
  • Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)
  • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol)

Does food or alcohol interact with tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Tatanol may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with tatanol (acetaminophen)?

Tatanol may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using tatanol (acetaminophen).

What is the dose of tatanol (acetaminophen) for an adult?

Oral – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Adult: 0.5-1 g 4-6 hrly. Max: 4 g daily.

Intravenous – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Adult: 33-50 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly.

Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 3 g) daily; >50 kg: 1 g as a single dose, at least 4 hrly.

Max: 4 g daily. Admin by infusion over 15 min.

Rectal – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Adult: As supp: 0.5-1 g 4-6 hrly. Max: 4 g daily.

What is the dose of tatanol (acetaminophen) for a child?

Oral – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Child: 3 to <6 mth 60 mg; 6 mth to <2 yr 120 mg; 2 to <4 yr 180 mg; 4 to <6 yr 240 mg; 6 to <8 yr 240 or 250 mg; 8 to <10 yr 360 or 375 mg; 10 to <12 yr 480 or 500 mg; 12-16 yr 480 or 750 mg. Given 4-6 hrly if necessary. Max: 4 doses in 24 hr.

Oral – Post-immunisation pyrexia

Child: 2-3 mth 60 mg. If necessary, a 2nd dose may be given after 4-6 hr.

Intravenous – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Child: <10 kg: 7.5 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 30 mg/kg daily; 10-33 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 2 g) daily; >33-50 kg: 15 mg/kg as a single dose, at least 4 hrly. Max: 60 mg/kg (up to 3 g) daily. Admin by infusion over 15 min.

Rectal – Mild to moderate pain and fever

Child: 3 mth to <1 yr 60-125 mg; 1 to <5 yr 125-250 mg; 5-<12 yr 250-500 mg. Given 4-6 hrly if necessary, up to 4 times daily.

Rectal Post-immunisation pyrexia

Child: 2-3 mth 60 mg. If necessary, a 2nd dose may be given after 4-6 hr.

How is tatanol (acetaminophen) available?

Tatanol is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 325mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of tatanol, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: August 17, 2017 | Last Modified: September 2, 2017

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