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Statement from McNeil Consumer Healthcare

January 17, 2014

As the makers of TYLENOL® (acetaminophen), the health and safety of consumers is our number one priority. Over decades of use and millions of doses, acetaminophen has been proven safe and effective when used as directed for the treatment of minor aches, pains and fever.

Although the announcement by the FDA on January 14, 2014 relates specifically to prescription combination products containing acetaminophen, it's important to understand that more than 600 OTC and prescription medicines contain acetaminophen, including TYLENOL®, Nyquil®, Percocet® and Vicodin®. Consumers should not take multiple products containing acetaminophen because it can lead to liver injury.

We recommend that patients and consumers always read and follow all medicine labels, never take more than the recommended dose of any medicine unless directed by your healthcare provider, and never take more than one product containing acetaminophen at the same time. For more information please visit

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