Pet Medication 101: TylenolIt’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Tylenol (acetaminophen) is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication. Are you concerned about your pet?Book a video consultation with an experienced veterinarian within minutes.Professional vet advice onlineLow-cost video vet consultationsOpen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Book Video Consultation 1. Drug Name:acetaminophen2. Common Name or Brand Name:Tylenol3 How Dispensed:Over-the-counter and prescription (when combined with codeine)4. Forms:tablet, caplet, chewable tablets, oral liquid, rectal suppositories. Multiple strengths are available so be sure to read the label carefully.5. Drug Type/Class:COX inhibitor, not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID)6. Uses for Cats and/or Dogs:Analgesic/pain reliever, anti-fever7. How it Works:While the full mechanism is not fully understood, it is thought that acetaminophen inhibits COX 3 and COX 1, which helps to block pain and swelling.8. Side Effects and/or Signs of Overdose:Potential for kidney, liver, GI, and blood problems. May also cause respiratory distress, cyanosis, depression, and even death.9. Drug Interactions:Barbiturates, certain chemotherapy drugs, certain dewormers10. Cautionary Statements:Never give to cats. Use with caution in pets with liver or kidney disease.Read more:Medication Info Sheet: AspirinMedication Info Sheet: BenadrylHave more questions about Tylenol or other medications for your pet?Schedule a video consult to speak to one of our vets.