Daily Maximum Tylenol Dosage Lowered

  1. 2 McNeil Consumer Healthcare has announced it is lowering the maximum daily dose instructions for Extra Strength Tylenol to six pills a day (3,000 mg) to reduce the risk of acetaminophen overdose.

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    http://www.medpagetoday.com/ProductAlert/OTC/27789
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    From 'La Pomme Grand - NY'; Joined Jul '09; Posts: 3,867; Likes: 4,754.

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  4. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Yeah because EVERYBODY reads the bottle.....
  5. Visit  tewdles profile page
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    Yes, too few people read the labels...that is why this is a really good post for AN. It keeps us informed so that we can educate our "peeps".
  6. Visit  klone profile page
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    Also helpful for RNs in the inpt setting. I give a lot of Ty3 out in my job. It's good to know that 2tabs q4h is no longer considered safe.
  7. Visit  Kooky Korky profile page
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    God forbid anyone should order plain Codeine - and enough of it to give real pain relief - and just forget the acetaminophen.

    Per Life Extension magazine, FDA knew about the dangers of acetaminophen long ago but these are only now being made known to the public.
    VivaLasViejas likes this.
  8. Visit  klone profile page
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    IME, the synergistic effect of the acetaminophen and codeine together makes it more effective for pain relief than just codeine.
    Gold_SJ, highlandlass1592, xtxrn, and 7 others like this.
  9. Visit  SweettartRN profile page
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    Tyelnol- the most abused drug in the world!
  10. Visit  tothepointeLVN profile page
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    Quote from SweettartRN
    Tyelnol- the most abused drug in the world!
    Oh man how am I going to get my fix now!

    This was on the national news network so the worried well will spread it round quicker than we ever possibly could
    SweettartRN likes this.
  11. Visit  ChristineN profile page
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    I am personally thrilled about this. I am constantly telling the docs I work with that they can not order 1 gram Q4hrs of Tylenol. I think some of them just don't get how dangerous Tylenol can be. And really more isn't better....
  12. Visit  SummitRN profile page
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    Mixing APAP with opiods is retarded and was done primarily for patent extension.

    There's also the theory of reduced abuse potential. So by mixing in the APAP, the drug kills you instead of killing you? BRILLIANT!
    Sehille4774 likes this.
  13. Visit  OkieeRN profile page
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    Quote from SummitAP
    There's also the theory of reduced abuse potential. So by mixing in the APAP, the drug kills you instead of killing you? BRILLIANT!
    Bahahahaha
  14. Visit  Hygiene Queen profile page
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    Quote from tewdles
    Yes, too few people read the labels...that is why this is a really good post for AN. It keeps us informed so that we can educate our "peeps".
    I don't know about others, but I suspect I am not alone when I say that I cannot even read the bottles!
    Try to find the dosing instructions when you have a splitting headache and your eyeballs are jogging all over the place!
    That's just the directions, not even mentioning the dosage limit.
    I think it would be helpful if drug companies would actually make the effort to have readable labels (especially for those with no healthcare background who have no clue!).
    Gold_SJ and tewdles like this.
  15. Visit  CloudySky profile page
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    Quote from SummitAP
    Mixing APAP with opioids is retarded and was done primarily for patent extension.
    Wow very interesting. I've never heard this. Do you have a reference? We were taught they were synergistic.

    Glad they lowered the max dose and that more ppl are aware of the dangers.
    NJMike and CaOTn96 like this.


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