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Acetaminophen warning by FDA

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The Food and Drug Administraction (FDA) issued an Acetaminophen warning to doctors citing possible liver damage. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and other medications used to treat pain and other conditions.

Acetaminophen is considered harmless in small doses, but when taken too often or in large doses it could cause liver damage or even death. Four extra-strength acetaminophen pills taken in one day is enough to cause harm. Acetaminophen users should not exceed the recommended daily dosage, and should avoid drinking alcohol while taking acetaminophen.

Although the Acetaminophen warning was directed at the prescription medications, over-the-counter forms also pose risks, especially during cold and flu season when taken more often, and with use among young children. Parents should be extra careful not to exceed dosage recommendations. Check the age and weight requirements before giving Acetaminophen to your child. Acetaminophen is not just Tylenol. It is also the active ingredient in common cold medications and other pain relievers.

People taking pain medication for arthritis should also check the ingredients for Acetaminophen. Try not to exceed more than 3,000 milligrams a day. If you are taking more than this talk to your doctor about alternatives to reduce your risks of liver damage.

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) has been around for decades. Why did it take so long for the FDA to issue a warning? Feel free to share your views about the Acetaminophen warning in the comments section below.



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