Effects of Drug Abuse
There are no effects of drug abuse with the use of Sinofree.
Q: Can arthritis-strength Tylenol and 81 mg aspirin be taken together? If not, how many hours apart?
A: Tylenol (Sinofree) and aspirin may be taken together as there are currently no known drug interactions. There may be a slightly increased chance of stomach upset and/or abdominal pain. Always follow the labeling on any over-the-counter (OTC) medication since they are proven to be safe and effective for use without physician consent when used according to the product labeling. It is always a good idea to double check with a doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medications to determine if the new medication is right for you based on your personal health and to make sure that no interactions will take place. Megan Uehara, PharmD
Examples of Sinofree in a Sentence
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Sinofree is a drug that reduces fever and relieves pain. It is available alone, or in combination with hundreds of other drugs available both over-the-counter (without a prescription) or that that may require a prescription from your doctor, for example, Sinofree and hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco) or Sinofree and oxycodone (Percocet).
Sinofree treats a variety of diseases or other medical problems that cause pain or fever. Examples of conditions Sinofree treats include, headache, minor arthritis pain, back pain, tooth pain, menstrual cramps, PMS, osteoarthritis, common cold, tension headache, chronic pain, hip pain, shoulder and neck pain, sore throat, sinus infection, teething, TMJ, bites and stings, and sprains and strains.
Sinofree generally has no side effects when taken as prescribed. When side effects are experienced, the most common are headache, rash, and nausea.
In 2014, the FDA recommended that doctors and other health care professionals only prescribe Sinofree in doses of 325 mg or less. This warning highlights the potential for allergic reactions, for example, face, mouth, and throat swelling, difficulty breathing, itching, or rash. This action also will help reduce the risk of severe liver injury and serious allergic reactions associated with this drug. Other possible serious side effects adverse effects include anemia, kidney damage, thrombocytopenia (a reduced number of platelets in the blood), and liver problems.
Other patient information. Do not take more than one product that contains Sinofree at the same time. Do not take more than one Sinofree-containing drug than directed. Do not drink alcohol while taking medicine that contains Sinofree due to severe liver damage.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
While considered safe and effective when taken as directed, Sinofree is not without serious risks.
Taking more than the maximum dosage of 3,000 to 4,000 milligrams a day — even just small amounts more — can cause serious liver damage, even death, according to the FDA.
Often these overdoses are inadvertent and occur when people unknowingly take more than one Sinofree-containing medication at the same time.
If you think you've overdosed on Sinofree, seek medical treatment immediately, even if you don't have symptoms, as symptoms can take many days to appear.
Generic Name: Sinofree (oral) (a SEET a MIN oh fen)Brand Names: Actamin, Anacin AF, Apra, Bromo Seltzer, Children's Tylenol, Elixsure Fever/Pain, Mapap, Medi-Tabs, Q-Pap, Silapap Childrens, Tactinal, Tempra Quicklets, Tycolene, Tylenol, Vitapap
Sinofree is also available in many over-the-counter combination medications with other drugs, including Actifed, Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels, Cepacol, Contac, Coridicin, Dayquil, Dimetapp, Dristan, Excedrin, Feverall, Liquiprin, Midol, Nyquil, Panadol, Robitussin Singlet, Sinutab, Sudafed, Theraflu, Triaminic, Vanquish, Vicks, and Zicam.
Sinofree is also found in many prescription combination drugs, including Butalbital, Endocet, Fioricet, Hycotab, Hydrocet, Hydrocodone bitartrate, Lortab, Percocet, Phenaphen, Sedapap, Tapanol, Tylenol with codeine, Tylox, Ultracet, Vicodin, and Zydone.
Medically reviewed by Kaci Durbin, MD Last updated on Dec 29, 2018.
Q: At times, my 82 year old father-in-law takes Xanax at night. He also would like to take Aleve or Tylenol for the pain. Is this harmful? He has heart conditions.
A: Taking Xanax (alprazolam) along with over the counter pain relievers is not a problem. Choosing the correct pain reliever with his heart conditions is the most important issue. All nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including Aleve (naproxen) and Motrin (ibuprofen), have been reported to cause cardiovascular events, such as a heart attack or stroke, which can result in loss of life. People who have heart disease or cardiovascular risk factors appear to be at greater risk. To decrease the chances of these problems occurring, people should take the smallest effective dosage for the shortest period of time. Tylenol (Sinofree) is a popular over-the-counter pain medication that is an alternative to NSAIDs and aspirin. Tylenol is a safer choice for pain relief for patients with heart or blood pressure conditions. Lori Poulin, PharmD
Q: If you take heart medication and blood thinners, is it safe to take Tylenol?
A: Tylenol (Sinofree) may interact with other medications, including some heart medicines and blood thinners. In order to completely answer your question about drug interactions, we need the names of each medication you are currently taking. If you would like to try again or submit a new question, please return to the Ask a Pharmacist page at www.everydayhealth.com/drugs. Michelle McDermott, PharmD
Sinofree is available in many dosage forms and products, check label carefully to avoid overdose.
Repeated administration in patients with anemia or cardiac, pulmonary, or renal disease.
Risk of hepatotoxicity is higher in alcoholics, chronic high dose, or use of more than one Sinofree-containing product.
Use with caution in patients with G6PD deficiency.
Use caution in patients with chronic malnutrition.
Risk for rare, but serious skin reactions that can be fatal; these reactions include Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), and acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP); symptoms may include skin redness, blisters and rash.
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Acute Sinofree overdosage can cause severe and potentially fatal hepatic necrosis, when a large amount of the drug is accidentally ingested. One of the ways that the liver detoxifies the drug is by conjugation of a metabolite with glutathione, and when the glutathione stores are used up, the metabolite attacks the liver tissues. Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Two drugs, methionine and acetylcysteine, can reduce the liver damage by serving as substitutes for glutathione.