Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen01/03/14
(HealthDay News) -- If you're plagued with a headache, sinus
congestion or body aches, you may find the common pain reliever
acetaminophen in more than one medication you take for relief.
After all, acetaminophen is found in more than 600
over-the-counter and prescription medications, the U.S. Food and
Drug Administration says.
The FDA makes these recommendations on how to make sure you
don't take too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in
- Adults should not exceed 4,000 milligrams per day. Never take
more than the recommended dose of any medication.
- Avoid taking multiple over-the-counter medications that contain
- Don't take a prescription drug that contains acetaminophen
along with an OTC medication that contains it.
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