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FDA SETTING NEW LIMITS ON ACETAMINOPHEN AND URGES CONSUMERS TO BE ALERT TO PREVENT OVERDOSE
To help reduce the incidence of liver damage, an FDA advisory panel recommended lowering the recommended daily dose of acetaminophen (in medications such as Tylenol and NyQuil) and banning, or at least severely restricting, Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription drugs that combine acetaminophen with narcotics. The panel is recommending lowering the maximum daily dose from the current 4,000 mg to 2,600 mg. Since acetaminophen is an ingredient in more than 300 over-the-counter and prescription medications, patients must be careful to stay within the recommended dose to avoid liver complications. While the FDA is not bound to follow the advice of advisory panels, they often do so.

M. Beck, “Taking Pains with a Painkiller”, Wall Street Journal, D1, July, 7, 2009

“FDA advisers vote to take Vicodin, Percocet off market”
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/30/acetaminophen.fda.hearing/index.html