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January 16th, 2014
03:11 PM ET

How much Tylenol is too much?

The FDA is raising red flags about popular painkillers. The agency is asking doctors to stop prescribing drugs that have more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per dose.Acetaminophen is found in powerful prescription painkillers like Percoset and Vicodin and also in over-the-counter drugs like Tylenol. Taking too much can cause liver failure or even death. Anderson discusses this with Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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  1. Nikki

    Have you checked the difference in cost? Prescriptions with 325 mg. acetaminophen cost way more than the ones with 500. Why is that?

    January 16, 2014 at 6:29 pm |

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