Tylenol Dosage Should Be Reduced Says FDA

Michele Zipp
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The drug found in Tylenol, Nyquil, and Excedrin -- acetaminophen -- is being carefully reviewed by the FDA and their advisory panel announced that the maximum daily dose should be reduced to avoid liver damage.

The current maximum dose is eight pills (or 4,000 milligrams). The FDA would like to reduce it to 2,600 milligrams as reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The FDA notes that there are many over-the-counter drugs that contain acetaminophen and when combined or the dosage is high the results can be harmful over time.

Along with this change, the FDA also wants to ban on Percocet and Vicodin as reported in The New York Times. Percocet and Vicodin contain acetaminophen along with a narcotic for pain relief.

I'm sure more information will be coming out about this potential change and I'm going to be all ears.

What do you think of the suggestions by the FDA? Are you concerned?

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