What pill has L544 on it?
The white, capsule-shape pill with the imprint L544 has been identified as Acetaminophen Extended-Release 650 mg caplet supplied by Perrigo Company. Acetaminophen is used to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, menstrual periods, colds and sore throats, toothaches, backaches, and reactions to vaccinations (shots), and to reduce fever.
Acetaminophen may also be used to relieve the pain of osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by the breakdown of the lining of the joints). Acetaminophen is in a class of medications called analgesics (pain relievers) and antipyretics (fever reducers). It works by changing the way the body senses pain and by cooling the body.
How should I take L544 white pill?
Adults: Take 2 pills (1.3 g) every 8 hours, as needed, up to 4 times in a 24-hour period. The maximum dose may vary from 3,000 mg to 4,000 mg but do not take more than 4,000 mg in a 24-hour period. Follow all instructions on the label.
An L544 white pill is available without a prescription, but your doctor may prescribe L544 white pill to treat certain conditions. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
Keep track of how much L544 white pill you take in one day. This can decrease your risk of overuse.
Your individual acetaminophen limit may also be affected by your age or certain lifestyle habits. Severe liver damage is more likely to occur in:
- Adults who take more than 3 g (3,000 mg) of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period
- People who already have liver disease, take other medications that can damage the liver, or drink three or more alcoholic drinks per day, even when they take acetaminophen at the recommended dosage
Do not give L544 white pill to your child, check the package label for instructions. Verify the dosage. And never give your child acetaminophen that is clearly marked for use only in adults.
Stop taking the L544 white pill and call your doctor if your symptoms get worse, you develop new or unexpected symptoms, including redness or swelling, your pain lasts for more than 10 days, or your fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days.
What are the side effects of L544 white pills?
L544 white pills have side effects, but most people don’t experience them. Most people tolerate this drug well. In rare cases, people have had allergic reactions to it. The most concerning side effect, though, is severe liver damage. It usually only happens when you overuse acetaminophen.
In very rare cases, some people have had allergic reactions to L544 white pills. Call your doctor immediately if you develop the following reactions after taking acetaminophen:
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- swelling of your face, lips, throat, or tongue
- severe itching
- peeling or blistering skin
Severe liver damage
Acetaminophen poisoning can happen from taking too much L544 white pills. Your liver processes L544 white pills and convert it into a different substance. If you take large amounts of L544 white pills, your liver produces more of that substance. And when there is too much of it, that substance can damage your liver. However, if you take L544 white pills at the recommended dosage, liver damage from the drug is not likely.
Symptoms of liver damage include:
- yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
- pain in the upper right area of your abdomen
- nausea or vomiting
- loss of appetite
- sweating more than usual
- pale skin
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- dark or tea-colored urine
- dark, tarry stools
If you suspect you’ve taken too much L544 white pills or notice any of these symptoms, contact your poison control center or get medical help right away. If you know you’ve taken more than the recommended dosage of L544 white pills, go to the nearest emergency room, even if you don’t have any symptoms of liver damage. If someone you know who has taken acetaminophen becomes unresponsive or stops breathing, call 9-1-1 or the number for your local emergency services.