“Acetaminophen’s Maximum Dose May Be Lowered by Health Canada” Jul 12/15

Acetominophen July 2015 post

PLAINER LANGUAGE WILL HELP CONSUMERS IDENTIFY PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ACETAMINOPHEN AND ITS LIVER RISKS

A new maximum recommended daily dose for the pain reliever acetaminophen is under consideration by Health Canada.

Acetaminophen is a medicinal ingredient in more than 470 products, including non-prescription and prescription products such as Tylenol, allergy medicines and cold relievers.  Health Canada says there are more than 4,000 hospitalizations a year in this country due to acetaminophen overdoses. Health Canada says there are more than 4,000 hospitalizations a year in this country due to acetaminophen overdoses. The drug is the leading cause of all serious liver injuries, including liver failure.

Read full CBC News piece here: http://tiny.cc/0t3i0x

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