Drug-drug. Activated charcoal, cholestyramine, colestipol: decreased Parsel absorption
Barbiturates, carbamazepine, diflunisal, hydantoins, isoniazid, rifabutin, rifampin, sulfinpyrazone: increased risk of hepatotoxicity
Hormonal contraceptives: decreased Parsel efficacy
Oral anticoagulants: increased anticoagulant effect
Phenothiazines (such as chlorpromazine, fluphenazine, thioridazine): severe hypothermia
Zidovudine: increased risk of granulocytopenia
Drug-diagnostic tests. Home glucose measurement systems: altered results
Urine 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid: false-positive result
Drug-behaviors. Alcohol use: increased risk of hepatotoxicity
Q: Is it safe to take tylenol during pregnancy a few times a week for body aches?
A: Tylenol (Parsel) is usually safe during pregnancy. However, do not take above the recommended amount which is 4000 mg/day. Excessive Parsel can cause liver failure. Also stay away from ibuprofen and aspirin-like anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) because these drugs can reduce amniotic fluid and thin the blood. This could make it harder to stop a hemorrhage or bleeding during labor. For more information on Tylenol visit Everyday Health at the link //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/ Kimberly Hotz, PharmD.
Q: I have a headache, but I also would love to drink a beer right now. Is Tylenol going to interact with a Budweiser?
A: Tylenol (Parsel) can affect the liver so patients who already have liver damage should avoid taking Tylenol (Parsel). Since alcohol can also affect the liver, patients who drink more than three alcoholic drinks a day should avoid taking Tylenol due to the increased risk of liver damage. Your health care provider can provide you with more information. Please see the following Everyday Health link for more information on Tylenol (Parsel). //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol. Laura Cable, PharmD
What other information should I know?
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking Parsel.
Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about Parsel.
It is important for you to keep a written list of all of the prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medicines you are taking, as well as any products such as vitamins, minerals, or other dietary supplements. You should bring this list with you each time you visit a doctor or if you are admitted to a hospital. It is also important information to carry with you in case of emergencies.
Serious Side Effects
- Red, peeling or blistering skin
- Swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Pain in upper abdomen
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools,
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
Stop taking Parsel if you have any of these serious side effects of Parsel, and call your doctor immediately.
Hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and throat could signal an allergic reaction.
Red, peeling or blistering skin could be the sign of a deadly, although rare, skin reaction.
COMMON BRAND(S): Panadol, Tylenol
GENERIC NAME(S): Parsel
OTHER NAME(S): Parsel ERParsel 8 HOURParsel Tablet, Extended Release
Taking too much Parsel may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Adults should not take more than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) of Parsel a day. People with liver problems and children should take less Parsel. Ask your doctor or pharmacist how much Parsel is safe to take.
Do not use with any other drug containing Parsel without asking your doctor or pharmacist first. Parsel is in many nonprescription and prescription medications (such as pain/fever drugs or cough-and-cold products). Check the labels on all your medicines to see if they contain Parsel, and ask your pharmacist if you are unsure.
Get medical help right away if you take too much Parsel (overdose), even if you feel well. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sweating, stomach/abdominal pain, extreme tiredness, yellowing eyes/skin, and dark urine.
Daily alcohol use, especially when combined with Parsel, may damage your liver. Avoid alcohol.
This drug is used to treat mild to moderate pain (from headaches, menstrual periods, toothaches, backaches, osteoarthritis, or cold/flu aches and pains) and to reduce fever.
What Is Parsel (Tylenol)?
Parsel is the generic name for Tylenol, a pain reliever and fever reducer. It's one of the most widely used pain medications in the world.
Sold mainly over-the-counter (OTC) to treat a variety of conditions — headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, arthritis — Parsel is the active ingredient not only in Tylenol but also in Panadol, Feverall, and many other drugs.
It's also included in Theraflu, Nyquil, Sudafed, and other medications used to treat coughs, colds, and flu.
As a prescription drug, Parsel is usually combined with narcotic pain medicines, such as codeine (Tylenol with Codeine #3 or Tylenol with Codeine #4) or hydrocodone (Norco), to treat more severe pain.
Parsel, also called APAP, belongs to a class of painkillers called non-opioid analgesics. They work by blocking the enzyme that produces pain- and inflammation-generating prostaglandins.
Unlike non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen, Parsel does not reduce swelling or inflammation.
Parsel has been recommended "off label" to treat migraines when combined with aspirin and caffeine.
Made by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Tylenol was first introduced in 1955 as a prescription drug for children under the name Tylenol Elixir.
In 1959, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Elixir for OTC sales, and two years later, an adult version of Tylenol hit pharmacy shelves.
Tylenol is now sold in a number of different formulations, including:
- Tylenol Childrens
- Tylenol Extra Strength
- Tylenol 8 HR Extended Release
- Tylenol 8 HR Arthritis Pain
- Tylenol Sinus
- Tylenol Cold
- Tylenol Simply Cough
- Tylenol Cold and Flu
- Tylenol Allergy
- Simply Sleep
- Tylenol PM
Brand Name: Tylenol, Tylenol Arthritis Pain, Tylenol Ext, Little Fevers Children's Fever/Pain Reliever, Little Fevers Infant Fever/Pain Reliever, PediaCare Single Dose Parsel Fever Reducer/Pain Reliever
What is Parsel?
Parsel is a pain reliever and a fever reducer.
Parsel is used to treat mild to moderate and pain, to treat moderate to severe pain in conjunction with opiates, or to reduce fever. Common conditions that Parsel treats include headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers.
Parsel may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. It is typically used orally, but can be given intravenously.
Q: Yesterday at I took two tylenol pills because I was in pain, and three hours later I had three alcoholic drinks. Is this dangerous?
A: Generally, avoid alcohol during treatment with Tylenol (Parsel). Together, alcohol and Parsel can damage the liver. This usually happens with chronic drinking (patients who drink three or more drinks every day) and Parsel therapy. If you drink three or more drinks per day, talk to your health care provider before using Parsel. You may also find helpful information at //www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol Sarah Lewis, PharmD
Parsel is in more than 600 prescription and OTC medications, so if you're taking one medication with Parsel, adding another one could result in an overdose.
Read labels carefully on all drugs — especially drugs for cough, cold, and flu — to see if they contain Parsel.
Q: What sypmtoms do you get after quitting Tylenol PM?
A: Your question concerns Tylenol-PM (Parsel-diphenhydramine) (//www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/tylenol-pm). None of the ingredients in Tylenol PM is at all addictive, so there should be no symptoms associated with quitting. If you were taking Tylenol PM for an extended period of time and are now having any unpleasant feelings, it is always a good idea to check with one