Tylenol Overdose Prevention

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Tylenol Overdose Prevention

The manufacturer of Tylenol, Johnson & Johnson, will change the recommendations on its Extra-Strength Tylenol to prevent the potential for overdose, liver damage and other complications commonly associated with dangerous drugs. Misuse of over-the-counter medications have been associated with serious injuries and recalls. J & J is changing the recommendations in terms of maximum daily usage of its Extra Strength pain reliever from 8 pills to 6 pills. The maximum dosage per day will be reduced from 4000 mg to 3000mg on its Extra-Strength Tylenol. This recommendation will appear starting in the fall of 2011 however the recommendation should be followed now to limit the potential of liver damage.

Here is a copy of the press release:

http://www.jnj.com/connect/news/all/mcneil-consumer-healthcare-announces-plans-for-new-dosing-instructions-for-tylenol-products

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By Howard Mishkind|2016-03-21T20:25:35+00:00August 1st, 2011|Medication Error|Comments Off on Tylenol Overdose Prevention
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