Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tylenol 8 Hour

A prolonged 8-hour effect of this version of Tylenol is achieved by means of a specific two-layer structure of the caplets, tablets, or gelcaps that provides an extended release of the medication into the system. Each caplet, etc of Tylenol 8 Hour contains 650 mg of pure acetaminophen which is a well-known and widely used analgetic and antipyretic. The first layer in the caplets dissolves quickly, while the second layer takes time to dissolve and release its contents, so the patient can experience the results of Tylenol's action at once and then during several hours (up to 8 hours) while the medication is being gradually released into his or her system. As a result, the same 650 mg dose of acetaminophen is used more efficiently and there is no need of repeating it during about 8 hours, thus lessening the load on the liver and kidneys.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tylenol PM

Tylenol PM is a compound medication that consists of acetaminophen (paracetamol) and diphenhydramine. The presence of the latter substance is the feature that makes that brand distributed by Johnson & Johnson unique in the Tylenol row. "PM" in the drug's name refers to the recommended usage of the medication. It means "post meridiem", i.e. this version of Tylenol is usually taken in the evening before going to bed. Diphenhydramine included in the formula together with acetaminophen prevents sneezing, itchying, running nose and other symptoms of the common cold, allergies and hay fever, helping the patient sleep well. So, Tylenol PM is not a sleeping pill, as some people believe. It just spares you breathing, etc difficulties and is conductive to the feeling of calmness, so important for everyone to have a good rest.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tylenol 500

What is Tylenol 500? It can hardly be called a special brand of Tylenol medicine, like Tylenol 1 or Tylenol 4. The number 500 refers to the amount of acetaminophen in the formulation - 500 mg. And, when we speak of Tylenol with 500 mg of acetaminophen in each dose, we usually mean the so called Extra Strength Tylenol (availble with a number of brand names, such as Tylenol Extra Strength Caplets, Tylenol Extra 500 mg Ez Tablets, etc). In Extra Strength Tylenol the amount of acetaminophen is much higher than in Tylenol #1 to #4 (500 mg as compared to 300 mg). Moreover, the whole dose of the medication is released immediately. That's why "Tylenol 500" is a stronger pain killer.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tylenol 4

Tylenol 4 is a compound analgetic that consists of 60mg codeine phosphate and 300mg acetaminophen (paracetamol). It is also often called Tylenol 4 with codeine. The amount of codeine is doubled each time we go from Tylenol #1 to Tylenol #4. In Tylenol 1, it is only 8mg, then 15mg in Tylenol 2, 30mg in Tylenol 3, and finally, 60mg in Tylenol 4. The amount of acetaminophen is 300mg in each preparation. In the USA, Tylenol products contain no caffeine. But Tylenol #2 and #3 manufactured in Canada contain 15mg caffeine each, too. However, Tylenol 4 is just a mixture of 60mg codeine and 300mg acetaminophen (together with some inactive components, of course).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Tylenol 2

Tylenol 2 is only different from Tylenol 1 in the amount of codeine, which is 15mg (almost twice as much as in Tylenol 1). There is no difference in the amount of acetaminophen (300mg in both preparations). In the UK the medication is known as Solpadeine, and in Australia - as Panadeine 15. Tylenol 2 manufactured in Canada also contains 15mg caffeine.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Tylenol 1

Tylenol 1 is a compound analgetic that consists of 8mg codeine phosphate and 300mg acetaminophen (paracetamol). As compared to Tylenol #2, 3, and 4, this formulation has the least amount of codeine, though the dose of acetaminophen is the same in this series. In Australia, and some other countries the medicine is known as Panadeine.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Tylenol 3

Tylenol is available in a number of different formulations. It is sometimes mistakenly called a brand name for acetaminophen, but the point is that Tylenol can be a compound medication that consists of several substances, and acetaminophen is one of them. E.g., what is Tylenol 3? It is a compound analgetic that consists of 30 mg codeine phosphate and 300 mg acetaminophen. Of course, we cannot call Tylenol 3 a brand name for acetaminophen as it contains codeine, too.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Tylenol Online

Tylenol remains one of top sellers among pain killers and fever reducers. Available in lots of variations, the medication invariably contains acetaminophen in different dosages.

We are starting this blog to make you familiar with most important Tylenol's features, help you find out essential facts about Tylenol and avoid mistakes when using this medication.

This blog is also supporting a website that collects and examines information about Tylenol. So, following us, you will be up on our latest updates. Welcome, everybody! We'd be delighted to meet you here!