Month: February 2011


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Manufacturers of prescription drugs containing acetaminophen are being asked to limit the dosage of the drug and add a liver toxicity warning to product labels, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday.  This so-called “boxed warning” is the agency’s strongest warning for a prescription drug.
 
Makers of prescription products that include acetaminophen, a popular pain and fever reducer better known under the brand name Tylenol, will be required to limit the amount of the drug to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) per tablet or capsule.  Currently some products contain between 500 mg  to 750 mg per dose.
 
“FDA is taking this action to make prescription combination pain medications containing acetaminophen safer for patients to use,” said Dr.…

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