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FDA Issues Acetaminophen Warning

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FOX News-- The Food and Drug Administration has issued a recommendation to health professionals to stop prescribing combination drugs which contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet.


Limiting the amount of the drug per dosage is expected to reduce the risk of sever liver damage which can lead to liver failure or even death. The agency also stated there is no data which shows taking more than the recommended 325 milligrams provides additional benefits given the risk. 


In January 2011, the FDA asked manufacturers of prescription combination drugs containing acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 mg in each tablet or capsule by January 14, 2014. 


While more than half of prescription drug manufacturers complied with the request, some  combination drug products containing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit remain on the market, according to the agency.


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