SAFETY & DOSAGE

The world's #1 pain relief brand*

When it's time for TYLENOL®, always make sure you read the label carefully and follow the dosage directions.

 

TYLENOL®: A PAIN RELIEF OPTION

Is TYLENOL® the right relief for you?

Explore how TYLENOL® may be an appropriate pain reliever for you.

When you need pain relief, paracetamol brands such as TYLENOL® can be used. Paracetamol may be right for you, especially if you fit one of the following descriptions.

Paracetamol can help provide you with temporary relief from minor aches and pains due to:

  • Headaches
  • Backaches
  • The common cold
  • Premenstrual and menstrual cramps
  • Muscular aches
  • Minor pain of arthritis
  • Toothaches

Also reduces fever.

 

THE 'ONLY ONE' RULE

The 'One' Rule

Never take more than one medicine that contains paracetamol at the same time.

Medicines like pain relievers, sleep aids, decongestants, and even prescriptions may contain the same ingredients, such as paracetamol, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®. So, it's important to read the labels and take ONLY 1 medicine containing paracetamol at a time. Why?

  • Taking more than one increases your chances of taking too much which could harm your liver.

 

TYLENOL® DOSAGE FOR ADULTS

TYLENOL® Dosage for adults

Learn more about TYLENOL® including how much to take and timing your doses.

Directions for Use

Please retain carton. For Adults and Children 12 years and over: 1-2 caplet every 4-6 hours as necessary. Do not exceed 8 caplets in 24 hours.

Exceeding the Recommended Dosage
In case of overdose, you should get medical help right away. Quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if no signs or symptoms are noticed.

 

STORING TYLENOL® SAFELY

Where should I keep my TYLENOL®?

Kids are curious and storing medications in your home can be a challenge. Protect your little explorer from the dangers of finding and ingesting medicine with these safety tips.

PUT MEDICINES UP AND AWAY AND OUT OF SIGHT.
Make sure that all medicines, including vitamins and adult medicines, are stored out of reach and out of sight of children.

CONSIDER PLACES WHERE KIDS GET INTO MEDICINE.
Kids get into medication in all sorts of places, like in purses and nightstands.

CONSIDER PRODUCTS YOU MIGHT NOT THINK ABOUT AS MEDICINES.
Most parents know to store medicine up and away – or at least the products they consider to be medicine. But they don't always think about products such as nappy rash remedies, eye drops or hand sanitizer, which may not seem like medicine but actually are.

BE ALERT TO VISITORS' MEDICINE.
Well-meaning visitors may not be thinking about the medicines they have brought with them in their belongings. When you have guests in your home, offer to put purses, bags and coats out of reach of children to protect their property from a curious child.

 

EXPIRED MEDICINE

What should I do with expired medicine?

Learn the right way to dispose of leftover medicine for the safety of others.

What to do:
You can put any expired or unwanted medicines in a container and return them to any pharmacy in Australia for free and safe disposal.

What not to do:
Never empty medication into your sink, toilet or drain. While it may seem like an easy way to keep medicines away from children and pets, disposing of medication in this way can affect your local water supply.

* OTC pain relief value sales, Nicholas Hall Global CHC database, DB6 2019.