Health Tip: Don't Take Too Much Acetaminophen
(HealthDay News) -- If you're plagued with a headache, sinus congestion or body aches, you may find the common pain reliever acetaminophen in more than one medication you take for relief.
After all, acetaminophen is found in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
The FDA makes these recommendations on how to make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol:
Adults should not exceed 4,000 milligrams per day. Never take more than the recommended dose of any medication.
Avoid taking multiple over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen.
Don't take a prescription drug that contains acetaminophen along with an OTC medication that contains it.
- Painkiller Tramadol Linked to Low Blood Sugar
December 08, 2014
- Health Tip: Prevent Back Strain
December 05, 2014
Learn More About Sharp
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego's health care leader with seven hospitals, two medical groups and a health plan. Learn more about our San Diego hospitals, choose a Sharp-affiliated San Diego doctor or browse our comprehensive medical services.
Copyright ©2013 HealthDay. All rights reserved.