Tactinal

1 What is Tactinal?

Brand: Tactinal, Tempra, Triaminic Fever & Pain, Tycolene, Vitapap, Uniserts, Acetaminophen Quickmelt, Actamin, Chidlren

Generic: Acetaminophen

Tactinal is an analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (anti- fever) drug, used to treat fever, headache, muscle pain, arthritis joint pain, back pain and toothache.

Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.

  • Take Tactinal orally/by mouth before or after meals per doctor’s prescription.
  • Use a standard medicine cup/ spoon (not household spoon) or a dropper (for children) to obtain the accurate amount for each dose if you are using the liquid preparation of this medication.
  • If you are taking the granule preparation, follow the product instruction for the amount of water that must be mixed with this medication for each dose.
  • Dissolve the granules completely and take in the mixture immediately. Add more water to your mixing container to dissolve the remaining medication and drink it to ensure you have taken the whole dose.
  • The dosage depends on your medical condition, treatment response, weight, and age. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Continue taking Tactinal on a regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop taking this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve.

Take your missed dose as soon as possible if you have regular dosing schedule (not as needed only). However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close.

Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed dose and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.

Tactinal may interact with:

  • Antibiotic
  • Antifungal drugs
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Anti- tuberculosis medications
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Medicine for high blood pressure
  • Anti-cancer drugs
  • Anti-cholesterol agents (i.e. Lipitor, Zocor)
  • Anti-gout/anti-arthritis medications
  • HIV/ AIDS drugs
  • Antipsychotic medicines
  • NSAIDs (i.e. Advil, Voltaren)
  • Anticonvulsant/anti-seizure drugs

Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Tactinal. Likewise, Tactinal may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.

Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Tactinal.

Never alter the doses of other medications while on Tactinal neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.

Side Effects: There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Before taking Tactinal, tell your health care provider if you have/are:

  • Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to acetaminophen (Tactinal)
  • Medical history or a present condition such as:
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a baby (Tactinal may harm the unborn child and it can pass through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy must be discussed well with your doctor.)
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