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Acephen (Rectal)

Name of the generic: Acetaminophen (rectal) (rectal) A-SEET-aMIN-oh-fen”a-SEET-aMIN-oh-fen

Names of brands: Acephen, Feverall, Mapap

The class of drug: Miscellaneous analgesics

What is Acephen?

Acephen is a painkiller as well as a fever decrease.

Acephen is used as a suppository for treating numerous conditions, including headache and muscle pains, arthritis, back pain toothaches as well as colds and fevers.

Acephen could be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Warnings

Don't take more than what is advised. A high dose of acetaminophen may damage your liver or result in the death of a person. Call your doctor immediately if you experience nausea or pain in your stomach area and itching or loss of appetite. dark stools, clay-colored urine as well and jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

In very rare instances, Acephen may cause a severe skin reaction. Stop using this medication and consult your physician immediately if you notice the appearance of a rash or skin redness that spreads, causing blistering or peeling.

Before you Take this Drug

Acephen is not recommended If you are allergic to Acephen.

Do not take Acephen without consulting a physician when you've had an alcoholic liver illness ( cirrhosis) or if you consume more than 3 alcohol-based drinks each day.

Your doctor will decide if Acephen is suitable for you to take during your pregnancy. Do not take Acephen without consulting your physician if expecting.

Acetaminophen may pass through breast milk and could harm a nursing child. Do not take this medicine without discussing with your physician whether you are breastfeeding your baby.

Don't give the medication to children without medical guidance.

How to Take Acephen?

Follow all the instructions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. Your doctor may alter your dosage. Follow the medication precisely as directed.

Don't take more than suggested. Acetaminophen overdose could damage your liver and cause death.

For children who are being treated, you should use acetaminophen for children. Do not consume a rectal suppository through the mouth. It is only for use within your rectum.

Wash your hands thoroughly before or after inserting your suppository rectal.

The wrapper should be removed before placing the medication. Do not handle the suppository too long, as it may melt in your hands.

Place the suppository gently into your rectum with the point toward the tip first.

To get the best results, you should stay in a comfortable position for a couple of minutes. The suppository will begin to melt and you should experience little or no discomfort as you take it 

If you are still suffering from the same fever after 3 days;

If you are still experiencing discomfort after 10 days of treatment (or 5 days if you are treating an infant) If you suffer from you have a painful throat high fever, nausea, or nausea;

You have you have a you have a rash or headache that continues for a long time or any other swelling or redness

If your symptoms are getting worse or if the appearance of new symptoms.

Suppositories for the rectal can be kept inside the refrigerator. Don't allow the medication to become frozen.

Keep at room temperature, free of moisture and heat.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

Because acetone is prescribed only when required, you might not be following a dose schedule. If you take the medication regularly, you should take the dose you missed as quickly as you can remember. Avoid your missed dosage if it's nearing the time for the next scheduled dose. Don't use any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What Happens If I Overdose?

 A high dose of acetaminophen could be fatal.

The first symptoms of an Acephen-related overdose may include the loss of appetite nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and weakness or confusion. The symptoms that follow may include discomfort in your stomach or your urine, as well as the appearance of yellowing on your skin or the whites of your eyes.

What Should be Avoided?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other cold or allergy medication medications, sleep pills, or a blood thinner ( warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven). Acephen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is a component of several combination medicines. Combining certain medicines could cause you to take too much of this drug, which could result in an non fatal overdose. Check the label to find out if the product has this medicine or APAP.

Do not drink alcohol. It can increase the risk of sustaining liver damage when using Acephen.

Side Effects of Acephen 

Mild Effects

Seek medical attention immediately If you are experiencing symptoms warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives; breathing difficulties, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

In some rare cases, Acephen may cause a severe skin reaction that could cause death. This could occur regardless of whether you've previously used this medication before and did not react. Stop taking Acephen and consult your doctor immediately if you experience an itch or redness on your skin that is spreading and leads to blisters as well as flaking. If you have the type of reaction described above it is recommended that you never use any medication that contains Acephen.

This medicine could trigger severe adverse effects. Take this medicine off and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Nausea Upper stomach pain,

  • lack of appetite;

  • Itching urine that is dark,

  • Stool that is colored with clay; 

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin).

The less serious side effects could be more likely and you could not experience any whatsoever.

Adverse Side Effects

In addition to its beneficial effects In addition to its necessary effects, in addition to its beneficial effects, acetaminophen (the active ingredient inside Acephen) can cause undesirable side effects. While some of these adverse effects can be present, if they do occur, they could require medical attention.

Interaction with Other Drugs

Other medications may interact with Acephen, which includes prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor all other medications you take.