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FDA Warns Against High-Dose Acetaminophen Combination Drugs

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The FDA issued a Safety Alert this week asking health care professionals to stop prescribing and dispensing prescription combination drug products containing more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dosage unit.

Three years ago, the FDA asked manufacturers of prescription combination drug products to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams per dosage unit. More than half of manufacturers have voluntarily complied with this request, and the FDA is now pursuing stronger measures to remove high-dose acetaminophen combination drugs from the market.

To read more about the safety risks of acetaminophen overdose, please click here to view a previous blog post.

FDA Safety Alert


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