Acetaminophen tablet is common drug for treating cold, reducing pain ,fever, headache and influenza. It is analgesic drug for pain reliever and a fever reducer. There are many different brands of analgesic drug. For most analgesic drug , the active ingredient is acetaminophen. Compared to aspirin , acetaminophen has less side effect than aspirin.Aspirin and acetaminophen both help reduce pain. Aspirin has side effects that can cause the problem of stomach , heartburn and indigestion. It is no adaptive to use for children. It can not use for patients who have bleeding disorders. For acetaminophen, it works like aspirin but it has less effect. It doesn’t treat the inflammation. Acetaminophen is less irritating to the stomach and no much side effect in digestive tract. It can use for children and patients who have bleeding disorders.
For acetaminophen, the active ingredient is acetaminophen. There are many different dose form. It can be the form of tablets,liquid, suspension.suppository, capsules,powder ,granules for oral administration. it also can be rectal and IV administration. acetaminophen can distribute into most body quickly except fat. It is soluble to the boiling water and alcohol. For oral solution of acetaminophen,the pH is 3.8-6.1. For the oral suspension, the pH is 4-6.9. Oral acetaminophen can be stored in the 20-25 degree of room temperature. Acetaminophen suppositories need to be stored in room temperature and in the refrigerator.
For acetaminophen tablets, the ingredients are:
Sodium Starch Glycolate type a Potato
Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in this tablet drug. The other compounds in this tablet are excipients. Povidone is a disintegrant and tablet binder. It is used for pharmaceutical industry for increasing the solubility of active ingredient. It has the ability to dissolve in water and oil solvent. It can also be the form of power which is white and hydroscopy. Povidone also can increase the viscosity of solution of drug and also act as a binder in tablet drug. Pregelatinized starch in acetaminophen tablet is a disintegrant. Pregelatinized Starch can absorb water and make the tablet can disintegrant to small part that help the absorption of drug. Pregelatinized starch can easy to digest for the body. Sodium Starch Glycolate type a Potato plays a disintegrant role in acetaminophen tablet. It can absorb water quickly and help to break the tablet down to small parts. Steratic acid is a acid solid that is not easy to dissolve with water. It is commonly used in tablets and capsules. It is lubricant in tablet and capsule. It can reduce the friction between the surface of tablet and die wall during the ejection. It also prevents the sticking on the punches. Making acetaminophen to be tablet helps patient to carry it. The drug will be stable with tablet form. It also can provide the accurate dose so that patients don’t need to worry about the dose of drug.