Johnson & Johnson Says Will Lower Recommended Daily Limit for Tylenol

by Kathy Jones on  July 29, 2011 at 7:36 PM Drug News
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American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) said that it will be lowering the recommended limit of all products that make use of acetaminophen by the end of 2012, starting with popular painkiller Tylenol.
 Johnson & Johnson Says Will Lower Recommended Daily Limit for Tylenol
Johnson & Johnson Says Will Lower Recommended Daily Limit for Tylenol
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The company said that the step was taken to reduce the number of overdoses as well as lessen liver damage.

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According to the company's McNeil Consumer Healthcare unit, the maximum daily dose of single-ingredient Extra Strength Tylenol will be reduced from eight pills (4,000 milligrams) to six pills (3,000 milligrams).

McNeil's vice president of over-the-counter medical affairs, Edwin Kuffner said that while acetaminophen was safe to use, a number of people accidentally take more than the recommended limit when using a number of different products.

Source: Medindia
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