Posted from: Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 12:34 PM - Present

REMINDER: Too Much Acetaminophen Can Be Harmful, Always Read Medication Labels

It is important that you always review your medication labels and do not exceed the recommended dose.  Acetaminophen is a safe and effective medication if used correctly.  However, since acetaminophen is found in so many over-the-counter medications including fever reducers, pain relievers, and cough and cold products, accidental overdose happens all too often.  Care should be used when taking drugs containing this product because taking too much acetaminophen can cause severe liver damage.

For any medications containing acetaminophen, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a limit of 325 mg per dose. The maximum allowance per days remains at 12 doses which should not exceed 4000 mg of acetaminophen.

If you have questions regarding acetaminophen you should talk to your healthcare provider, or for more acetaminophen safety tips visit www.knowyourdose.org.

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