Tylex is the Mexican brand name for paracetamol, an alternative name for the chemical acetaminophen, sold as the pain reliever Tylenol in the United States. Tylex is distributed by Janssen-Cilag, a division of the Johnson and Johnson Company. The number 750 indicates the dosage. One Tylex 750 pill contains 750 mg of acetaminophen.
Tylex 750 is distributed as a pill to be taken orally. The adult dose is one pill every 6 to 8 hours, as needed. Unless specifically instructed by your physician, do not split or crush Tylex 750 pills.
Like Tylenol, Tylex is prescribed for mild pain and as a fever reducer. Tylex is suitable for relief of backaches, toothaches, menstrual pain, osteoarthritis pain and general aches and pains from cold or flu. Unlike ibuprofen or aspirin, Tylex does not reduce swelling.
No general side effects have been reported. Tylex does not produce the stomach pain and ulcers typical associated with ibuprofen, naproxen and aspirin. In rare cases, patients have reported allergic reactions such as itching and swelling particularly of the face, tongue and throat. Additional symptoms include rash, dizziness and trouble breathing. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your physician immediately.
Tylex increases the chances of bleeding or bruising. It should not be taken in combination with blood thinners such as warfrin. Tylex should not be taken in combination with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Read over-the-counter cold and flu medications carefully to avoid combining hidden NSAIDs. Persons with liver damage or impaired liver function should consult their physician before taking Tylex. Consult your doctor before taking Tylex while breastfeeding. Metabolites of Tylex can pass from mother to child through breast milk.
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