Tylenol 500 Mg

Tylenol® (acetaminophen) is a medication commonly used as a pain reliever and to reduce fever and inflammation. This product is approved for adults and children over the age of 12 (different formulations are available for younger children). It comes in many different forms and strengths, and various factors affect the decision of which one to take, including a person's age and which type of Tylenol they are using.
 
For example, when using extra-strength (500 mg) Tylenol, the usual dose is two tablets (or gel tabs) every four to six hours as needed. The typical dose for liquid Tylenol, which contains 500 mg of medication per 15 mL, is two tablespoonfuls (30 mL total) every four to six hours as needed.
 
No matter what Tylenol product is being used, it is important not to exceed eight tablets or eight tablespoonfuls in 24 hours (this is equivalent to 4 grams or 4000 mg of acetaminophen per day). If you accidentally overdose on this medication, it can cause acetaminophen poisoning, which can be life-threatening.
 
(Click Tylenol Dosage to learn about the other strengths and forms available, how and when to take them, and how much Tylenol to give to a child younger than 12.)
 
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