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Acetaminophen Side Effects

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Serious side effects of Acetaminophen

  • Acetaminophen overdose, which occurs when a patient takes too much of this medication, can cause the liver failure, which is characterized by pain in the upper right section of the abdomen, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), seizures, loss of appetite, nausea with or without vomiting, and, in serious cases, death or coma.
  • Ulcers or intestinal bleeding may also form while taking this medication, although these side effects are more rare.
  • As with most medications there is the risk for a rare but serious allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, which can cause swelling of the face and throat, dizziness, rash, itching, or hives.

Common side effects of Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen typically does not cause any side effects as long as it is taken as instructed. However, no medication is perfect, and acetaminophen may cause feelings of anxiety or nervousness, sleep problems, or stomach problems, such as nausea, vomiting, or constipation. If any of these commons symptoms persist, or if any serious side effects occur, alert your doctor immediately as this can be a sign of a more serious condition.