Can Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Tylenol (acetaminophen) poisoning is completely preventable. Prevent overdose by paying close attention to the recommended doses of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen, and be wary if multiple drugs that you ingest contain acetaminophen. You should always read medication labels and use drugs as directed. Follow warnings on the package if you suffer from any health problems or alcoholism.

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