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FDA: Acetaminophen doses over 325 mg might lead to liver damage

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(CNN) -- "You're in pain after surgery, and your doctor prescribes you Vicodin, or maybe Percocet. But when you get home, the pain hasn't subsided and you decide to pop some Extra Strength Tylenol.
Unknowingly, you may have just taken more of the drug acetaminophen than is safe.
Acetaminophen is often used in pain medications with opioids such as oxycodone (Percocet), hydrocodone (Vicodin) and codeine (Tylenol with Codeine). These are called combination drugs, and the Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors to stop prescribing those that have more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dose.
FDA warns of acetaminophen liver damage FDA: Pain meds may cause liver damage
The FDA says no data show that taking more than that amount provides enough benefit to outweigh the risk of liver damage.
"Many consumers are often unaware that many products (both prescription and OTC) contain acetaminophen, making it easy to accidentally take too much," the FDA said in a statement Tuesday.
The warning does not apply to over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, which contains acetaminophen. The FDA said it will address over-the-counter products in another regulatory action..."

Just heard this on the news. I don't usually take Tylenol, but I was prescribed Percocet after surgery in 2011. However, many people take acetaminophen and/or give it to their kids. BE AWARE.

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