home
RSS
Tylenol maker sets new, lower doses
July 28th, 2011
06:17 PM ET

Tylenol maker sets new, lower doses

The manufacturer of Tylenol announced new, lower dosing instructions for the painkiller on Thursday in an effort to reduce accidental overdose from acetaminophen, the product's active ingredient.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson, is recommending the maximum dosage for extra strength Tylenol be lowered to six pills - or a total of 3,000 milligrams (mg) a day, down from eight pills or 4,000 mg which is the current maximum daily dose.

"Acetaminophen is safe when used as directed," said Dr. Edwin Kuffner, vice president of OTC Medical Affairs and Clinical Research at McNeil Consumer Healthcare. "But, when too much is taken, it (overdosing) can cause liver damage."

According to McNeil, acetaminophen is in more than 600 over-the-counter  and prescription medications including common pain relievers and fever reducers like NyQuil, Sudafed and Percocet. The company hopes the new label revisions will help consumers use the drug appropriately.

"Some people accidentally exceed the recommended dose when taking multiple products at the same time, often without realizing they contain acetaminophen or by not reading and following the dosing instructions," Kuffner said. "McNeil is revising its labels for products containing acetaminophen in an attempt to decrease the likelihood of accidental overdosing in those instances."

The new labels will appear on extra-strength Tylenol products starting in the fall. The company also plans to lower the maximum daily dose on regular strength Tylenol and other adult products containing acetaminophen starting in 2012. McNeil says it is working with other acetaminophen manufacturers to make sure its products have similar instructions.

In January, in an effort to reduce the risk of liver damage, the Food and Drug Administration asked companies that make prescription products with acetaminophen to limit the amount of the drug to 325 mg per pill and place a boxed warning on all packaging.

The FDA knew of McNeil's plan and said the change falls within the draft plan for acetaminophen, said  agency spokeswoman Sandy Walsh. "We have stated in many public forums that lowering the maximum daily dose of acetaminophen is a step that will facilitate the safest use of this important medicine."

Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used painkillers in the country. McNeil says more than 50 million Americans use the drug on a weekly basis. According to the National Institutes of Health, symptoms of overdose include nausea, vomiting, extreme tiredness, sweating, loss of appetite, unusual bleeding or bruising, yellowing of the skin or eyes and stomach pain.


soundoff (549 Responses)
  1. car detailing near me

    http://rittertrust.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestservicenearme.com

    June 12, 2021 at 18:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. vons near me

    http://www.b-idol.com/url.cgi/bbs/?http://quotenearme.com

    June 12, 2021 at 19:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. homedepot near me

    http://www.russianinterpreting.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=quotenearme.com/

    June 12, 2021 at 20:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. chase near me

    http://downloadfilme.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.nearmyspot.com

    June 12, 2021 at 21:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. chinese restaurant near me

    I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning this site. I'm hoping to view the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

    https://autofans.joj.sk/api/rdr.php?key=Husqvarna+Ambassador&rdr=https://bestlocalnearme.com/

    June 12, 2021 at 21:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. bait shop near me

    http://www.landingontop.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=quotenearme.com

    June 12, 2021 at 23:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. sprint store near me

    http://ahpool.info/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=hootnholler.net

    June 13, 2021 at 05:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. la fitness near me

    http://www.netfaqs.com/linux/Mail/Mozilla/New/index.asp?bisp=www.masternearme.com

    June 13, 2021 at 06:03 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. ice skating near me

    http://www.peak2peakwrestling.com/Redirect.aspx?destination=https://quotenearme.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 08:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. tattoo near me

    Aw, this was an extremely good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a superb articleÖ but what can I sayÖ I hesitate a lot and don't manage to get anything done.

    http://column.odokon.org/w3a/redirect.php?redirect=https://bestshopnearme.com

    June 13, 2021 at 08:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. yoga near me

    I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!! I absolutely enjoyed every little bit of it. I have you book marked to check out new things you postÖ

    https://oltv.cz/redirect.php?url=https://bestservicenearme.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 09:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. equipment rental near me

    Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you so much, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I donít know why I cannot subscribe to it. Is there anybody having identical RSS issues? Anyone who knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanx!!

    https://www.multipure.com/cgi-multipure/sb/ref.cgi?fromid=ref.cgi&storeid=*162485fa665771db17c0ab5df7&name=Carole_Allen_424948&url=https://bestlocalnearme.com&p1=ExplodeA3ca2551aaf3ef6b370da50cf04ff481ed50b9fa49b543670bd17d2ed0ef9f3d7&testcookie=on&ip=54.36.148.235

    June 13, 2021 at 10:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. doctors near me

    I like it when individuals get together and share thoughts. Great website, keep it up!

    http://www.tembwe.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.bjsnearme.com

    June 13, 2021 at 12:11 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. tv repair near me

    Hello there! I just wish to give you a huge thumbs up for your excellent info you have right here on this post. I'll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    http://therightbook4u.blopspot.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestservicenearme.com

    June 13, 2021 at 14:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  15. dog groomer near me

    Everything is very open with a very clear explanation of the issues. It was really informative. Your site is extremely helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    http://westaircom.org/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=bestservicenearme.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 14:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. music stores near me

    May I simply say what a comfort to find an individual who actually knows what they're discussing on the internet. You actually know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people really need to look at this and understand this side of the story. I can't believe you are not more popular given that you surely possess the gift.

    http://clickatellsucks.net/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.reviewnearme.com

    June 13, 2021 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. grocery store near me

    Hey there! I just want to offer you a big thumbs up for your great info you've got here on this post. I will be returning to your blog for more soon.

    http://pet-fufu.com/cgi-bin/pet/rank.cgi?mode=link&id=6054&url=https://lacapillacantina.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 18:30 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. shell near me

    http://mlsnet.biz/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=zealouslifestyle.com

    June 13, 2021 at 20:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  19. sheetz near me

    https://directory.lufkindailynews.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://www.boxtruckrepairshop.com/

    June 13, 2021 at 23:12 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. tire shop near me

    http://es.paltalk.com/client/webapp/client/External.wmt?url=https://orangecountykoiponds.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 00:34 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. dog parks near me

    I was able to find good advice from your articles.

    http://sweetpaulmag.com/Redirect.aspx?destination=http://sprinterrepairnearme.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 03:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. thai restaurant near me

    Iím impressed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog thatís both equally educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something relating to this.

    http://pennergame.de/redirect/?site=www.postfallswebsites.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 04:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. moneygram near me

    Hello, I think your website might be having internet browser compatibility problems. Whenever I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, great blog!

    http://www.odokon.org/w3a/redirect.php?redirect=http://makemoneymommas.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 05:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  24. laundromat near me

    http://www.basepath.com/ClassicCameras/article.php?url=http://sistasuns.com

    June 14, 2021 at 05:53 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. fedex office near me

    https://ams.ceu.edu/optimal/optimal.php?url=https://www.midevilvapes.com/&refresh=1

    June 14, 2021 at 07:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. supermarket near me

    http://www.funai.gov.br/index.php/component/finder/search?q=http://www.mastermindformen.com

    June 14, 2021 at 09:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. boba tea near me

    You're so awesome! I don't believe I've truly read a single thing like that before. So great to discover somebody with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Really.. thanks for starting this up. This web site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality!

    http://vladinfo.ru/away.php?url=http://www.internetmarketingmontana.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 10:58 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. chiropractors near me

    http://www.how2power.com/pdf_view.php?url=https://summitboys.co/

    June 14, 2021 at 10:59 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. open restaurants near me

    Can I simply say what a relief to discover a person that truly knows what they're discussing online. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people ought to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you're not more popular because you certainly have the gift.

    https://pennergame.de/redirect/?site=www.paradisepoolandspa.org

    June 14, 2021 at 11:24 | Report abuse | Reply
  30. rapid covid test near me

    Hello! I simply wish to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have got here on this post. I am coming back to your website for more soon.

    https://jig.jp/redirect/?url=https://wavesstudiorack.com/

    June 14, 2021 at 20:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. Nearby RV Repair

    After looking into a few of the blog posts on your web site, I truly appreciate your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my website too and let me know what you think.

    https://images.google.gy/url?q=https://smu.edu

    June 14, 2021 at 20:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. Camper Repair Shops Near Me

    Pretty! This has been an extremely wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying these details.

    https://eridan.websrvcs.com/System/Login.asp?id=48747&Referer=ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-lighting-repair-near-me/

    June 14, 2021 at 22:35 | Report abuse | Reply
  33. Sprinter Repair Shops Near Me

    https://aarss.com/redir.php?siteref=&aarsslink=https://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-del-mar-california

    June 15, 2021 at 03:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. Nearest RV Repair

    https://directory.pasadenanow.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=www.ocrvcenter.com/motorhome-vinyl-wrap-repair-near-me/

    June 15, 2021 at 06:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. RV Repair Near My Location

    Hi, I do believe this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I am going to revisit once again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

    http://ww17.dummy.com/__media__/js/netsoltrademark.php?d=http://ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-north-hills-california/

    June 15, 2021 at 07:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. RV Repair Orange County

    http://marketplace.salisburypost.com/AdHunter/salisburypost/Home/EmailFriend?url=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-chino-california/

    June 15, 2021 at 07:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Nearby RV Repairs

    https://dauntless-soft.com/products/android/beforeyougo.asp?U=http://www.ocrvcenter.com/rv-repair-shop-warner-center-california

    June 15, 2021 at 09:16 | Report abuse | Reply
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Leave a Reply to chloroquine phosphate aralen


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.

Advertisement
About this blog

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest stories from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and the CNN Medical Unit producers. They'll share news and views on health and medical trends - info that will help you take better care of yourself and the people you love.