FDA Warning : Tylenol/Acetaminophen
Linked To Liver Damage
Acetaminophen is the generic name of a drug used in many over the counter products including Tylenol and is also found in many common prescription products (e.g., Vicodin and Percocet). The drug has been linked to severe liver damage and failure.
On July 13, 2011 the FDA advised of a link between Tylenol/Acetaminophen and severe liver damage. The FDA is also asking makers and manufactures of Tylenol and other acetaminophen products to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams in each tablet or capsule.
One serious problem is the overdosing by users taking acetaminophen. Taking more than the recommended dose has been shown to cause liver damage, actue liver failure, and even death. According to the FDA, from 1998 to 2003, acetaminophen was the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States.
The FDA has requested a proposed boxed warning, to be added to all acetaminophen prescription products. Injuries associated with Tylenol/Acetaminophen are liver disease, liver transplants, liver failure and/or death.
If you or a loved one has taken Tylenol or acetaminophen and has suffered liver injury or damage please call to speak to a Tylenol liver damage attorney at the Amarillo law firm of Lovell, Lovell, Newsom & Isern, L.L.P. at 806-373-1515.