Ever-present Tylenol. Overdoses are frequent AND dangerous.

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Did you know that Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is in more than 600 medicines?  Do you know which of your medicines it is in?

Acetaminophen is the most common drug in America.  It is in both prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

  • Pain relievers,
  • fever reducers,
  • sleep aids,
  • cough, cold and allergy medicines.
  1. Read and follow the medication labels.
  2. Know if your medicine contains acetaminophen.
  3. Never take two medicines that contain acetaminophen at the same time.

Why is acetaminophen dosing important?  An overdose or chronically taking too much can cause liver failure and/or death.

Want more information?  www.KnowYourDose.org sponsored by the Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition

About drlesliegreenberg

I have been practicing as a family physician for over 20 years--as both an educator of physicians and clinician. From infancy to the elderly, I perform obstetrics and general medicine. I love my career and am passionate about my field of knowledge and my patients. Follow me on Facebook at Leslie Md Greenberg Medical Disclaimer The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended as, nor should it be considered a substitute for, professional medical advice. Do not use the information on this website for diagnosing or treating any medical or health condition. If you have or suspect you have a medical problem, promptly contact your professional healthcare provider.
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