Be Vigilant About Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity

I take Tylenol every day for a headache. Is this safe?

Acetaminophen (Tylenol), one of the most popular medications in the world, is used for the treatment of pain and fever. However, acetaminophen toxicity can lead to acute hepatic failure and the possible need for liver transplantation. The purpose of this article is to discuss acetaminophen toxicity.

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kbrn2002, ADN, RN

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Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience.

The only big change for us has been tweaking scheduled and prn orders to get under 3 G. Kind of an issue with the narc/Tylenol combo drugs that people seem to like so much.