Tylenol is a non-narcotic analgesic drug indicated for the treatment of flu. The active ingredient (paracetamol) affects the pain and the thermoregulation centers, decreasing body temperature and stopping the pain. In a right dosage it is completely harmless to the digestive tract.
Tylenol is effective for the treatment of fever, which is caused by infections, dental pain, headache and the pain, caused by arthralgia, myalgia and migraine.
During pregnancy some drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, may increase the risks of the bleeding, that may cause premature birth in the second trimester and the third trimester and also very harmful in the first trimester. Don’t use these drugs during pregnancy. Pregnant women may take Tylenol, but only in a prescribed dosage. Abuse of it can be harmful and may cause risks for the mother and her child (autism in future).
Taking Tylenol may cause the risks for the development of the following side effects: angioedema, skin rashes, dizziness, nausea, erythema, epigastric pain, excitement, anemia and shortness of breath, cyanosis, heart pain, thrombocytopenia, leukopenia and neutropenia. The high dosage may cause papillary necrosis, interstitial nephritis and renal colic.
Tylenol is forbidden to the patients with an allergy to the drug and its components and to the children up to one month. Pregnant women and women in the period of lactation, including the children up to 3 months, should take the drug with a particular caution.
It is acceptable to take the drug during pregnancy and lactation, but only in the case, if it is prescribed by the doctor. Taking Tylenol during pregnancy is not recommended unless the doctor considers that the benefit to the mother is more valuable than the possible risks to the health of the child.