Acetaminophen (APAP)

Acetaminophen in Watson Pills


Watson Pills Containing Acetaminophen

What sort of medication is Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen is a mild analgetic (pain reliever) and a fever reducer. It is alos known as APAP (N-acetyl-para-aminophenol), and, mainly in Europe, as Paracetamol.

Lots of various medications may contain Acetaminophen as an active ingredient. Among pills manufactured by Watson Pharmaceuticals, we find different combinations of Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone (they can be listed as Watson generic versions for Lortab, Norco and Vicodin, and combinations of Acetaminophen and Oxycodone (Watson generic versions for Percocet.

When using Acetaminophen, you have remember that the medication is rather toxic and can be dangerous for the liver. It is crucially important not to exceed the dose of Acetaminophen that can be taken during 24 hours, which equals 4000mg. It is also not recommended to take more that 1000mg of acetaminophen at a time. So, when using any medication that contains Acetaminophen, you have to count in order not to overdose!

In Watson Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone combinations, Acetaminophen is found is dosages of:

  • 325mg (in Watson 3202, Watson 3203 and Watson 853)
  • 500mg (in Watson 349, Watson 385 and Watson 540)
  • 650mg (in Watson 503) and
  • 750mg (Watson 387 and Watson 3228).

  • In Watson Acetaminophen/Oxycodone combinations, Acetaminophen is found in dosages of:

  • 325mg (in Watson 749, Watson 932 and Watson 933)
  • 500mg (Watson 824) and
  • 650mg (in Watson 825).

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