What is the melting point of acetaminophen


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Acetaminophen has a melting point of approximately 336.2 degrees Fahrenheit or 169 degrees Celsiuc, according to IPCS INCHEM. The analgesic medicine is used to alleviate minor aches and pain and to reduce fever, according to RxList.

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Acetaminophen is often used by patients who are unable to take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to treat such conditions as headache, backache, muscular and joint pain, or fever. Chemically, the analgesic, non-opiate medicine takes the form of a while crystalline powder, according to RxList. The drug is available commercially in gel caps and tablets.

Prolonged or repeated use of the drug can have a negative affect on liver or kidney functioning. According to a CNN health report, issued on Jan. 16, 2014, doses above 325 mg can cause liver damage over time. The report states that the FDA has set the recommended maximum dose of acetaminophen at 4,000 milligrams per day.

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