J&J Cuts Maximum Tylenol Dose to Prevent Liver Damage

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson announced Thursday that it would reduce the maximum daily dose of Extra Strength Tylenol from eight pills per day to six in an effort to help consumers avoid acetaminophen overdoses.

J&J unit McNeil Consumer Healthcare said the amount of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in the pain and fever reducer, will be lowered from 4,000 milligrams to 3,000 milligrams per maximum dose.

“Acetaminophen is safe when used as directed,” Dr. Edwin Kuffner, McNeil's head of over-the-counter medical affairs said in a statement. “But, when...
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