Tylenol® is an over the counter drug used for pain relief and fever reduction. It is one of the most common painkillers in the world. Tylenol® contains Acetaminophen, which has been linked to acute liver failure or liver damage. A person taking Tylenol® may be at risk for serious side effects such as a potential increased risk of liver failure or liver damage.

Liver Damage Symptoms

If you or someone you know has taken Tylenol® and has experienced liver damage or liver failure, do not hesitate to take action. Some symptoms of liver damage are vomiting, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, convulsions and sweating. If you think you might have liver damage, see your physician immediately.

Tylenol® and Liver Damage

When taken in larger than recommend doses over time, the active ingredient in Tylenol®, acetaminophen, can cause serious liver damage. The symptoms of liver damage, listed above, are sometimes mistaken for other problems, such as the flu. Many consumers may unknowingly suffer acetaminophen poisoning because they ingest Tylenol® with other medications that also contain acetaminophen. Some of the other products that contain acetaminophen are:

  • Actifed
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus
  • Benadryl
  • Butalbital
  • Co-Gesic
  • Contac
  • Excedrin
  • Fioricet
  • Lortab
  • Midrin
  • Percocet
  • Robitussin
  • Sedapap
  • Sinutab
  • Sudafed
  • TheraFlu
  • Unisom With Pain
  • Vick’s Nyquil
  • Vick’s DayQuil
  • Vicodin
  • Wygesic
  • Zydone

A recent study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology stated the use of Acetaminophen over an extended period of time is a more common cause of liver damage than a onetime overdose.

Tylenol® and the FDA

In April 2009 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began requiring manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to include stricter warnings on the labels of their drugs. These warnings were put in place to alert users of drugs containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol®, of the potential risks of developing liver damage or liver failure.

Tylenol® FDA Warning

On January 13, 2011, the FDA published a News Release asking manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to not use more than 325 mg in each capsule or tablet containing the drug. The FDA News Release also noted that the FDA has begun requiring manufacturers of drugs containing acetaminophen to update labels warning about the potential risk of severe liver damage.


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