what is this pill? White oval GPI A5

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A capsule shaped white pill with the imprint GPI A5 on the front is 500mg of Acetaminophen (made by Amneal Pharmaceuticals).

Acetaminophen is a miscellaneous analgesic that is used to treat muscle pain, fever, pain, plantar fasciitis, and sciatica, among other illnesses.

Acetaminophen is sold under more than 50 brands, including:

  • • Anacin Aspirin Free
  • • Children's Tylenol
  • • Feverall
  • • Mapap Arthritis Pain
  • • Nortemp Children's
  • • Pain-Eze
  • • St. Joseph Aspirin-Free
  • • Tycolene
  • • Tylenol
  • • Uniserts
  • • Vitapap

There is a low risk of abuse with this drug.

This medication is not proven to be a risk to an unborn fetus.

TylenolProfessional offers tips for Proper Acetaminophen Use: Resources & Handouts, Harvard Medical School provides Acetaminophen safety: Be cautious but not afraid, and WebMD presents OTC Pain Relief: Understanding Acetaminophen.

In health safety news, the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society is reporting that FDA Recommendations Aim to Make Liquid Acetaminophen Safer for Children.

Tags: acetaminophenpill 

Saturday, November 01 2014