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Montlick & Associates' Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, discusses the risks associated with acetaminophen - the active ingredient in Tylenol - and why it is so important to check labels carefully for the presence of acetaminophen (APAP) before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication. Watch our ABC news segment and click on the link below to learn more about FDA restrictions and recalls; and how you can protect yourself and your loved ones from severe liver damage, liver failure and deaths due to accidental Tylenol overdose.
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Important Warnings for Tylenol & Acetaminophen Users presented by Georgia Tylenol Injury Lawyers, Montlick & Associates
The danger of acetaminophen liver damage has long been recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and yet many consumers are still unaware of the dangers. That is why the Georgia Tylenol Injury Lawyers at Montlick & Associates, created the video above - to educate and remind consumers to check the labels of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs for the presence of acetaminophen to avoid accidental overdose. Acetaminophen overdose is considered the leading cause of liver failure in the U.S.
"Many people don't realize that acetaminophen is really the generic version of Tylenol, and that it is possible to unknowingly overdose by taking Tylenol with other over-the-counter or prescription drugs also containing acetaminophen, warns Montlick & Associates CEO, David Montlick. "We hope everyone pays attention to these important new restrictions and warnings from the FDA."
The new standard announced by the FDA limits the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams per capsule. On prescription drugs, look for either acetaminophen or the label APAP. Recently, a panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration proposed sweeping limits on acetaminophen due to unintentional overdoses that have led to acute liver failure and death.The FDA panel recommended that the maximum daily dose be reduced from 4,000 milligrams all the way down to 2,600 milligrams.Despite the panel's recommendations, two years have passed with the drug company only recently planning to reduce the recommended maximum daily dosage to 3,000 milligrams.Approximately 10 percent of acetaminophen-related deaths occurred at dose levels between 2,000 mg and 4,000 mg.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious Tylenol-related side effects like severe liver damage or other serious side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys can advise you how to handle your Tylenol injury claim. We also assist individuals and families on how to handle a claim for other defective drugs and dangerous medical products. As part of our mission to be the best personal injury law firm in Georgia and throughout the entire Southeast, the Georgia Tylenol Injury Lawyers at Montlick and Associates fight extremely hard to get the best results for every client. We serve clients throughout Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome , Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
The risk of liver failure from an acetaminophen overdose is compounded because it is listed on many prescription drug labels with the abbreviation APAP. To avoid accidental overdose, always check for the presence of acetaminophen or APAP before taking any medication.