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Section 8 - MEDICATION GUIDELINES
Acetaminophen / Antipyretic
DESCRIPTION / ACTION:
- Antipyretic action results from inhibition of prostaglandins in the CNS (hypothalamic heat-regulating center)
- Non-salicylate, non-narcotic analgesic.
- Mild to moderate pain or fever.
- Hypersensitivity, anemia, hepatic disease, renal disease, chronic alcoholism, pregnancy, elderly, lactation.
- 80mg, 160mg, 320mg suppositories
- Onset slow, peak 1-2 hrs, duration 3-4 hours