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Extra Strength Tylenol Label Dose Reduced

New labels for Extra Strength Tylenol® will reduce the maximum daily dose from 8 pills (4000 mg) to 6 pills (3000 mg). The interval for taking the medicine will also change from 2 pills every 4 to 6 hours to 2 pills every 6 hours. McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the makers Tylenol of announced the change to help prevent overdoses of acetaminophen. Although acetaminophen is safe when used as directed, it is part of over 600 over-the-counter and prescribed medicines.  Maximum doses can be exceeded when people take several different medications at the same time, and too much acetaminophen can cause liver damage.

McNeil Expands Recalls

The FDA has announced that McNeil Consumer Healthcare has expanded its voluntary over-the-counter drug recalls to include additional types of Tylenol, as well as certain formulations of Motrin, Rolaids, Benedryl, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph’s aspirin.  The recall includes Children’s Tylenol Meltaways and Children’s Motrin caplets and chewables. A full list of recalled products and the lots has been posted on the FDA site. Consumers have noticed a moldy, musty, or mildew-like smell when opening the medicines that has sometimes been associated with nausea, vomiting, stomach pain or diarrhea.  Effects have been temporary and not serious.