What is the maximum daily dosage for paracetamol?

The maximum daily dosage of paracetamol (more commonly known as acetaminophen) for adults is 4,000 milligrams (mg.). Alcoholics should limit acetaminophen intake to 2,000 mg. or less per day. You should not take paracetamol for more than 10 days in a row.

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