” … known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers. It is the basis for more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter medications for adults and children, found in well-known brands like Tylenol, Excedrin, Sudafed, Robitussin and Theraflu. Acetaminophen has been available in the U.S. without a prescription since 1955.

Acetaminophen is the top cause of acute liver failure in the U.S.1 and overdoses are a leading cause of emergency department visits and hospitalizations.2 According to UT Southwestern Medical Center, more than 200 people a year die from acetaminophen poisoning in the U.S. and there are 15,000 hospital visits due to accidentally taking too much.3



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