Acetaminophen side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Acetaminophen side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Acetaminophen. The review is based on 74,719 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen has active ingredients of acetaminophen. It is often used in pain. (latest outcomes from Acetaminophen 76,419 users)


On Nov, 18, 2018

74,719 people who take Acetaminophen are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Acetaminophen side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Renal failure acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
1 - 6 months:
  • Rectal haemorrhage (bleeding from anus)
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Stevens-johnson syndrome (an immune-complex-mediated hypersensitivity disorder. it ranges from mild skin and mucous membrane lesions to a severe)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • White blood cell count decreased
6 - 12 months:
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
  • Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  • Anal cancer
  • Myocardial infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
1 - 2 years:
  • Weight decreased
  • Blood creatine phosphokinase increased
  • Cholestasis (a condition where bile cannot flow from the liver to the duodenum)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
2 - 5 years:
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Visual disturbance
5 - 10 years:
  • Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  • Cholangitis (infection of the bile duct)
  • Diverticular perforation (serious gastrointestinal condition in which the intestine's walls are perforated)
  • Dysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)
  • Pancreatic carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)
10+ years:
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Autoimmune thrombocytopenia (isolated low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) with normal bone marrow and the absence of other causes of thrombocytopenia)
  • Emotional distress
  • Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver)
  • Hepatitis acute
not specified:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Overdose
  • Pyrexia (fever)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Drug toxicity
male:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Drug toxicity
  • Renal failure (kidney dysfunction)
  • Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Overdose
  • Vomiting
  • Accidental overdose
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Transaminases increased
2-9:
  • Vomiting
  • Overdose
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis (a rare, life-threatening skin condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs causes wide spread skin destruction)
  • Abnormal behaviour
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Intentional overdose
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Overdose
20-29:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Abdominal pain
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Intentional overdose
  • Vomiting
30-39:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Drug toxicity
  • Overdose
40-49:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Drug toxicity
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
50-59:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Drug toxicity
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Weight decreased

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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