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What increases my risk for Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning?

There are several factors that can increase the risk of Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning. Because many over-the-counter remedies contain acetaminophen, people who regularly take many non-prescription medications are at risk, since you may unknowingly be taking more than one product with acetaminophen at the same time. This can cause an accidental overdose. It has also been found that people who habitually use alcohol or have liver disease are more susceptible to the kind of liver damage that Tylenol poisoning causes.

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