Keywords: acetaminophen,pain (PubMed Search)
Posted: 8/4/2011 by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD
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o The FDA is now asking manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in combination products to 325 mg per dose.
o The higher dose formulations will be phased out by 2014.
o The FDA is also considering lowering the maximum total to 3 gm per day, and a maximum dose of 650 mg per dose
o This does not pertain to OTC, but this is likely to change in the near future; Johnson & Johnson (manufacturer of Tylenol) has already adopted these recommendations.
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