Have you found a mysterious white pill labeled L484 and are wondering what it is? Or were you prescribed L484 pills by your medical provider and want to learn more about them?
You’ve come to the right place. It’s important to stay informed about any medications you might take. In this article, I’ll go over what L484 pills are used for, their trade names and manufacturers, common side effects and drug interactions you should be aware of, and any potential dangers you might encounter when taking L484 pills.
Before we continue, take a look at the image below to confirm that what you have is definitely an L484 pill. It should be white, oblong/capsule-shaped, and stamped with L484:
What L484 Pills Are Used For: Drug Name and Dosage
Each L484 pill is a 500-mg dose of acetaminophen. This is considered an extra-strength dose for an adult, and it’s usually taken every four to six hours.
Acetaminophen is most commonly used to relieve mild to moderate pain and reduce fever. It’s used particularly often for toothaches, colds, arthritis, muscle aches, headaches, and back pain.
They are available via prescription and over the counter and are taken orally.
White Pill L484 Brand Name and Manufacturers
An L484 pill is most commonly known as generic extra-strength Tylenol. More rarely, it’s known as Feverall or Panadol.
L484 pills are sold by the Kroger company. They are available at most generic pharmacies and drugstores, such as Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS.
L484 Pill: Common Side Effects
Most people don’t report many side effects when using acetaminophen. Most patients tolerate it very well and don’t notice any negative effect. The only common side effect that’s been reported with acetaminophen is a low-grade fever.
Though serious side effects when taking acetaminophen are rare, they are possible. Let your doctor know right away, or seek emergency treatment, if you notice any of the following rare, severe side effects of acetaminophen:
- Rash or skin redness (indicating a possible rare allergic reaction)
- Peeling or blistering skin
- Nausea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, itching, vomiting, jaundice, dark urine, or clay-colored stools (signs of liver damage)
- Blood in stools or urine
- Severe back or side pain
- Lethargy or weakness
- Sores or white spots on mouth or lips
- Sore throat
- Decreased urine output
- Unusual bruising or bleeding
- Small red spots on the skin
- High fever
- Black, tarry stools
- Cloudy urine
- Increased sweating
- Pale skin
Drug Interactions to Avoid When Taking L484 Pills
While there aren’t many dangerous drug interactions with acetaminophen, you should be aware of the following drugs to avoid when taking acetaminophen:
- Don’t combine L484 pills with other drugs containing acetaminophen without consulting your doctor. This can result in an overdose or liver damage. These are most likely to be other sleep, cold, pain, or allergy medications.
- Alcohol can increase the risk of liver damage or failure if combined with L484 pills.
Dangers of Overuse of L484 Pills
L484 pills are not controlled substances, according to the Controlled Substance Act, in the U.S. This means that they are unlikely to be habit-forming or to result in addiction or chemical dependency.
However, it’s still possible—and dangerous—to overuse L484 pills. Adults who weigh over 110 pounds should never take more than 1000 mg (so, four L484 pills) in a 24-hour period.
Adults who drink three or more alcoholic drinks per day, already have alcoholism or liver damage, take other drugs that can damage the liver, or take more than 3,000 mg of acetaminophen in a 24-hour period, are especially at risk of acetaminophen overdose.
The biggest risk of overusing acetaminophen is severe, even fatal, liver damage.
Call 911 or your medical provider right away, and stop using L484 pills immediately, if you notice any signs of liver damage, such as jaundice (yellowing skin and/or eyes), itching, nausea, vomiting, clay-colored bowel movements, dark urine, excessive sweating, fatigue, or upper right quadrant abdominal pain.