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What is the maximum safe dose of Tylenol (acetaminophen)?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine

Too much Tylenol, or acetaminophen, can be dangerous, especially to the liver. In this video, Dr. Robin Miller reveals the new recommendations for the maximum daily dose of Tylenol.

 


Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
An FDA advisory committee recommended in 2009 that the maximum adult dose of acetaminophen be reduced from 1,000 mg to 650mg at one time, and that the total daily maximum be reduced from 4 g to 2.6 g.

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