New Warnings Associated with Acetaminophen Use

The FDA has issued new warnings that acetaminophen use, even at normal dosage levels, is associated with rare but severe or fatal skin reactions in some patients. Given the widespread presence of acetaminophen as an ingredient in both OTC and prescription medications, the FDA said it would order a new warning for labels on all prescription products containing acetaminophen indicating a risk for severe skin reactions, and will request that manufacturers of over-the-counter products add such warnings. Read a news report on the FDA warning here.

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