Last reviewed by Drug Expert on April 17th, 2019.
What Is Tylenol? What Is It Used For?
Tylenol is the brand name for Acetaminophen and it is one of the most widely used over-the-counter pain relievers in the world. Tylenol is mostly used to relieve aches and pains such as minor headaches, back pain, menstrual cramps, and toothaches. It is also used as a fever reducer for adults and children. Variations of Tylenol include Extra Strength, Cold & Flu, Children’s, Infant’s, Arthritis, PM, and more. It is important to check the ingredients on each product, as they will vary between the different types of Tylenol.
Possible Tylenol Side Effects:
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
- Dark urine
- Clay-colored stools
- Liver damage (with constant, prolonged use)
Do Not Take Tylenol If:
- You (an adult) have taken 12 capsules/tablets (the maximum dosage for adults) in the past 24 hours.
- You (a child, under the age of 11) have taken 5 doses (the maximum dosage for children) in the past 24 hours.
- You have had more than 3 alcoholic drinks in the past 24 hours.
- You have been using Tylenol for more than ten consecutive days, unless otherwise directed by a doctor.
- You are already taking another drug containing acetaminophen.
What Is Metoprolol Tartrate? What Is It Used For?
Metoprolol Tartrate is part of the class of medications called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers are a prescribed medication that treats high blood pressure and certain heart conditions. This includes heart failure, supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, angina, and certain arrhythmias. Metoprolol Tartrate is available in 25mg, 50mg, or 100mg tablets. It may be prescribed as half a tablet twice daily or one tablet twice daily, depending on the patient and the condition being treated.
Possible Metoprolol Tartrate Side Effects:
- Low blood pressure
- Weight gain
- Decreased libido
- Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
- Hair loss
- Light sensitivity
Check With Your Physician If Any Of the Following Side Effects Occur:
- Severe back pain
- Trouble breathing
- Cold hands or feet
- Chest pain
- Changes in hearing
- Urinary issues
- Severely low blood pressure
- Severely slow heart rate (lower than 40bpm)
- Changes in vision
Do Not Take Metoprolol Tartrate If:
- You already suffer from very low blood pressure
- You already suffer from bradycardia (slow heart rate)
- You have had a heart attack accompanied by bradycardia
- You have diabetes (unless otherwise directed by your doctor)
- You are already taking another beta-blocker
- You have impaired kidney function
- You are allergic to beta-blockers
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding (unless otherwise directed by your doctor)
- You have severe allergies that may require the use of epinephrine
Can Tylenol Be Taken With Metoprolol Tartrate?
According to our sources, Tylenol is safe to use with Metoprolol Tartrate if necessary for pain relief or reduction of fever. There is no evidence of drug interaction between the two, as they are from entirely different medication classes and serve entirely different functions. Patients who are using Metoprolol Tartrate should have no adverse reactions to taking Tylenol as directed, when necessary. For safety, always check with your doctor before taking any medication in conjunction with another for the first time.