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Recently, there have been reports about the safety of acetaminophen, the medicine in TYLENOL®, and a public health meeting held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 29th and June 30th, 2009 to discuss this issue.
TYLENOL®, when taken as directed, remains the safest pain reliever people can take. However, as with any medicine, it’s important for you to know that misusing TYLENOL® can be harmful. If you take more than the recommended dose (overdose), severe liver injury may occur.
As the makers of TYLENOL®, we share the FDA’s goal of helping to ensure that over-the-counter and prescription medicines are used safely and correctly.
If you follow the directions on the label, you can continue to confidently take TYLENOL®. Remember, you should never take more than the recommended dose, and never use two products (over-the-counter or prescription) containing acetaminophen at the same time.
Yes, you can confidently continue to take TYLENOL® safely when used as directed. In fact, nearly 50 million adults and children in the U.S. rely on acetaminophen, the active ingredient in TYLENOL®, to relieve pain and/or fever in any given week. When used as directed, the safety of TYLENOL® has been well established through more than 50 years of clinical use and scientific investigation, which is why it remains the brand of pain reliever doctors recommend most. Remember to take TYLENOL® according to the directions on the label and prevent misuse by:
Yes, when used as directed, both Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® are safe and are recommended most by pediatricians. Remember when giving Infants’ and Children’s TYLENOL® to your child or infant always read and follow the directions and prevent misuse by:
Yes, when used as directed, multi-ingredient products containing acetaminophen can be used safely. It is important to remember to use any TYLENOL® product according to the directions on the label and prevent misuse by:
If you have additional questions about TYLENOL®, call our Consumer Call Center at 1-888-222-0082 (English and Spanish).