What L484 white pill Contains
The White, Capsule-shape pill with the imprint L484 contains Acetaminophen 500mg. It is supplied by Kroger Company. Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and a fever reducer. Acetaminophen is used to treat mild to moderate pain, to treat moderate to severe pain in conjunction with opiates, or to reduce fever. Common conditions that acetaminophen is used to treat include; headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, sore throat, colds, flu, and fevers. Acetaminophen may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Acetaminophen(L484) controls pain and fever but does not reduce inflammation, as does aspirin and the other widely consumed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, generics), and naproxen (Aleve, generics). But unlike NSAIDs, the L484 pill does not irritate the stomach and intestinal lining. That means a person who cannot tolerate NSAIDs can still take acetaminophen. It’s an important drug for controlling chronic pain in older adults.
What is the dosage of the L484 white pill?
The body breaks down most of the acetaminophen in a normal dose and eliminates it in the urine. But some of the drugs are converted into a byproduct that is toxic to the liver. If you take too much—all at once or over a period of days—more toxins can build up than the body can handle.
For the average healthy adult, the generally recommended maximum daily dose is no more than 4,000 milligrams (mg) from all sources. But in some people, doses close to the 4,000 mg daily limit for adults could still be toxic to the liver. It’s safest to take only what you need and not exceed 3,000 mg a day whenever possible, especially if you use acetaminophen often.
Maximum dose: (i.e., 500 mg/tab or cap): Not to exceed 3 g/day (6 tabs or caps) of L484 white pill; under the supervision of a healthcare professional, daily doses of up to 4 g/day may be used.
Pregnancy and Lactation: L484 white pill may be acceptable to use during pregnancy. Studies show no risk but human studies are not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk. Acetaminophen crosses the placenta; it is safe to use in all stages of pregnancy short term. Acetaminophen is excreted in breast milk; it is compatible with breastfeeding.
How to stay within limits
According to Harvard heath, if you ever have concerns about how much acetaminophen you can tolerate based on your age, body size, and health status, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Here are some general precautions for avoiding an accidental overdose of acetaminophen.
Cold and flu remedies count. When you reach for an over-the-counter cough, cold, or flu product, take a look at the label. Does it contain acetaminophen?
Know the milligrams in your pills. In acetaminophen products available over the counter, each pill may contain 325, 500, or 650 milligrams of the drug. Be extra cautious when taking 500 or 650 milligram pills.
Stick to recommended doses. When taking the L484 white pill, don’t be tempted to add a little extra to the recommended dose. A small-bodied person should stay on the low end of the recommended dose range (3,000 mg per day).
Easy on the alcohol. Drinking alcohol causes the liver to convert more of the acetaminophen you take into toxic byproducts. Men should not have more than two standard drinks per day when taking acetaminophen (one drink per day for women).
Is white pill L484 a narcotic?
The term narcotic originally referred medically to any psychoactive compound with sleep-inducing properties, and euphoric properties as well. L484 white pill belongs to the group of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers) it is not a narcotic. However, there are many narcotic combinations for pain containing Acetaminophen these include; Acetaminophen-Oxycodone Hydrochloride (Endocet, Percocet), Hydrocodone –acetaminophen (Vicodin), and Acetaminophen with Codeine (Atasol-30).
What are the potential side effects of white pill L484?
Do not use any other products containing acetaminophen when using white pill l484. Too much acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage or death. Limit the amount of acetaminophen you take to 3000 mg/day unless otherwise directed by your doctor. Drinking alcohol increases your risk of liver damage. Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease or alcohol or drug abuse, or if you have three or more alcoholic drinks daily. Also, tell your doctor if you take the blood-thinning drug warfarin (Coumadin). White pill l484 prolongs the time that the drug is active in your body, increasing bleeding risk. Your doctor may need to adjust your dosage. Rarely, acetaminophen may cause serious skin reactions, including Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which can be deadly. Stop taking acetaminophen and call your doctor if you develop a skin rash.
Know if your medications interact. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if any of your prescription medications could interact badly with acetaminophen.