Acetaminophen is taken for the purpose of relieving various types of pain. Some of the more common uses include for headaches, backaches, and toothaches. This medication also can be taken to relieve menstrual cramps, muscle aches, and some of the symptoms of a cold, such as a sore throat. It was released for public use in the 1950′s, and has been regarded as one of the most popular forms of pain reliever.
Acetaminophen has been at the center of debate over the safety of the drug, as overdoses are common leading to a slew of issues. The infographic below, created by the University of Florida’s Distance-Learning Pharm.D. Degree Program, checkout the infographic below: