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How common is Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning?

Although Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning is the second-most common cause of poisoning after alcohol, the incidence is only 0.02 percent. Acetaminophen, when used as directed, is a completely safe form of pain relief and has been used to successfully treat pain for 30 years. From 1970 to 1991, the FDA reported 13 children's deaths from acetaminophen poisoning. In the same time period, 152 adults suffered symptoms that resulted in hospitalization.

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