What pill has M2A3 57344 stamped on it and what is it used for

Not Medical Advice: A pill with the imprint M2A3 57344 is 325 mg of acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen is a fever reducer and pain reliever. People use it to treat mild arthritis pain, muscle aches, toothaches, fevers, colds, headaches, and backaches.

Acetaminophen is part of the drug class miscellaneous analgesics. Its trade name in the United States is Tylenol.

Rare side effects that warrant a call to a medical professional include:

  • • bloody or black, tarry stools
    • bloody or cloudy urine
    • fever with or without chills
    • pain in the lower back and/or side (severe and/or sharp)
    • pinpoint red spots on the skin
    • skin rash, hives, or itching
    • sore throat
    • sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
    • sudden decrease in the amount of urine
    • unusual bleeding or bruising
    • unusual tiredness or weakness
    • yellow skin or eyes

WebMD offers tips on taking acetaminophen safely.

In the news, a new study suggests that Tylenol can reduce the psychological pain of decision-making. Get the scoop from the Wall Street Journal.

Updated on Thursday, October 30 2014 at 03:44AM EDT
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