Acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol, panadol or tylenol, is a mild analgesic used to treat mild to moderate pain and fever. It is most commonly adminstered by mouth (in both soluble and tablet form) but can also be administered rectally or intravenously. Effects last between two and four hours.
Use in chronic fatigue syndrome[edit | edit source]
Acetaminophen is commonly used alone and in combination with other painkillers to alleviate painful syptoms such as sore throat, headache, muscle pain, and joint pain, as well as low-grade fever relief.
Combinations[edit | edit source]
Evidence[edit | edit source]
Dose[edit | edit source]
Suggested dose is 1-4 325mg tablets, every 4 hours as needed.
Costs and availability[edit | edit source]
Acetaminophen is widely available at low cost. It can usually be purchased off the shelf without prescription.
Learn more[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Acetaminophen Monograph for Professionals". Drugs.com. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey A.; van de Sande, Marjorie I. (2003), "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Clinical Working Case Definition, Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols" (PDF), Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (pdf), 11 (2): 10, 53–55, doi:10.1300/J092v11n01_02, ISBN 9780789022073
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