Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations
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What is the Generic Name for Tylenol?
What is the Trade Name for acetaminophen?
What are the Indications of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
What are the Actions of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
inhibit the synthesis of prostaglandins which play a role in transmission of pain signals and fever
What is the Therapeutic Class of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
antipyretic, non-opioid analgesic
What are the Nursing Considerations of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?
do not exceed 4g of acetaminophen per day to limit risk for liver, renal, and cardiac damage
overdose will lead to hepatotoxicity
Acetadote is the antidote for overdose
may increase risk for bleed with warfarin therapy
may alter blood glucose measurements
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