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Friday, July 29, 2011

Acetaminophen Daily Dose Reduced

Posted by Dr Prahallad Panda on 6:37 AM Comments

(AP) -- Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that it's reducing the maximum daily dose of its Extra Strength Tylenol pain reliever to lower risk of accidental overdose from acetaminophen, its active ingredient and the top cause of liver failure.
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A total daily dose of 3,000 milligrams is now advised against 4,000 milligrams per day, beginning from next year.
Two years ago, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration called for sweeping restrictions to prevent accidental fatal overdoses of acetaminophen, the most widely used pain killer.
Acetaminophen has the adverse effect on liver, and the safe upper limit is 4,000 milligrams per day.
First published in Medicalxpress as; Johnson & Johnson cuts maximum Tylenol dose to prevent overdoses
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