How much is too much Acetaminophen?

From muscle pain to headaches, we take Tylenol for so many things, it's a household drug.

But now there's a new report out on the popular painkiller acetaminophen, often sold under the brand name Tylenol.

Between 2001 and 2010, more than 1,500 people died from accidental acetaminophen overdoses.

This isn't a new problem and doctors believe that the message is not getting through to people, because these are preventable deaths.

The maximum amount of acetaminophen you can take in a 24 hour period is 4,000 milligrams. Anything over 4,000 milligrams can cause liver failure.

Doctors recommend checking your medication labels for acetaminophen and keeping a running tally of how much you take in every day.

They also recommend avoiding alcohol while taking acetaminophen, and asking your pharmacist if you have any questions.

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