Generic Name:Acetaminophen

Tempra is a pain reliever with the active ingredient of Acetaminophen in it that is available over the counter. It works by blocking the body's production of prostaglandins, which are naturally occurring chemicals that cause inflammation and fever. There are many forms of acetaminophen available, including tablets, gel tabs, caplets, chewable tablets, and liquid. This medicine relieves from Pain associated with backache, menstrual cramps, headache, and arthritis can often be treated with acetaminophen. It can also be used to reduce fevers. Certain forms of acetaminophen are approved for treating fever and minor aches and pains in children and infants. Occasionally, healthcare providers may recommend for other medical uses for this medication, such as for the treatment of migraines. Compared to other non-prescription pain relievers, it is less likely to cause ulcers and to interact with other medications. So, it is considered as a safe medication used for pain reducing factors.

How to Use Tempra Tablets

  • The active ingredient of Acetaminophen comes in a variety of forms, including tablets, caplets, gel tabs, chewable tablets, and liquid. It is usually taken by mouth every four to six hours as needed. These products contain one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. These products are taken every eight hours.
  • Tempra can be taken with or without food. If the medication bothers your stomach, try taking it with food. These products contain one layer that dissolves quickly for rapid pain relief and a second layer that dissolves slowly. These products are taken every eight hours.
  • It is important to keep track of how much acetaminophen you take, as it is easy to take too much. It is important to remember that the drug is found in many medications in both prescription and nonprescription.
  • Your doctor may prescribe Tempra 1, Tempra 2, Tempra 3 or Tempra Quicklets according to your condition.

Cautions before Use Tempra Tablets

  • Tempra can damage the liver. Therefore, if you already have liver problems, then do not take this medication.
  • If you drink three or more alcoholic beverages per day, your body may not handle the active ingredient of acetaminophen as well as it should. This means that you may develop a toxicity of this drug at lower dosages than normal.
  • Tempra may increase the risk of serious problems in people with G6PD deficiency which is a low amount of a certain enzyme in the body. If you have a G6PD deficiency, then do not take this medication.

Tempra Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Tempra are as follows:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Appetite loss
  • Sweating
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritability
  • Abdominal pain, especially near the liver
  • Yellow eyes or skin
  • Liver failure
  • Kidney failure
  • Heart problems
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Loss of life

Interactions and Overdose of Tempra Tablets

Some of the medications that may cause acetaminophen drug interactions include warfarin, carbamazepine, cholestyramine, and barbiturates. These interactions may affect the way your body handles acetaminophen, which can make both drugs less effective and more toxic. If you take other products that contain acetaminophen, you should not take more than 4000 mg total of the drug per day.

If you take an overdose of Tempra, symptoms may occur within the first 24 hours. These symptoms may include nausea or vomiting, sweating, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. In the next 24 to 48 hours, the early symptoms start to disappear, but liver damage starts to occur. In these conditions prompt medical support is advisable.


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