Mapap (Acetaminophen) Oral Uses and How to Use

  • Uses

    This product is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen, and caffeine. It is used for the temporary relief of pain from conditions such as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, or headaches (including migraine). Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve pain by keeping your body from making certain natural substances. Caffeine helps increase the effects of aspirin and acetaminophen.

    How To Use

    See also Warning section.

    If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions on the package and use this medication exactly as directed. If you have any questions regarding this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

    Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor, or follow instructions on the package information. Drink a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240 milliliters) with it unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Do not lie down for at least 10 minutes after you have taken this drug. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, you may take it with food or milk.

    The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. To reduce the risk of side effects, do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, use it for a longer period of time, or take more tablets than recommended. Do not use this product for pain lasting longer than 10 days or fever lasting more than 3 days. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

    If you are taking this drug on an "as needed" basis (not on a regular schedule), remember that pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has significantly worsened, the medicine may not work as well.

    If you are taking this product for headache, seek immediate attention if you also have: slurred speech, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes. Before using this product, consult a doctor or pharmacist if you have: daily headaches; your first headache after age 50; a headache that is more severe or different from your usual headaches; headaches caused by head injury, coughing or bending; a headache with persistent/severe vomiting, fever and stiff neck. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if your migraine headache is not relieved, or if it worsens after the first dose.

    Consult your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (e.g., new or unusual symptoms, redness or swelling of the painful area, pain or fever that does not go away or gets worse).