Saturday, July 30, 2011

Recommended Daily Dose of Tylenol to be Reduced

Johnson & Johnson will lower the maximum daily dose for Extra Strength Tylenol to reduce risk of overdose. McNeil Consumer Healthcare notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the new dosing instructions will appear on Extra Strength Tylenol products in the U.S. beginning fall 2011. The move from eight pills per day to six is meant to encourage the appropriate use of acetaminophen, according to a release from the consumer healthcare company. 
The company will also lower the maximum daily dose for Regular Strength Tylenol and other acetaminophen-containing products for adults starting in 2012.

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