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Risk of Liver Damage and Death

Acetaminophen – a popular pain reliever for decades – is now recognized for its propensity to cause severe liver damage and death among some users of the drug. In the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans have died from the accidental use of too much of the pain-relieving medication. Every year, tens of thousands of individuals are hospitalized for unknowingly misusing acetaminophen-containing drugs.

The popular pain reliever has proven to be particularly dangerous because of the small margin between safe dosage amounts and unsafe dosage amounts of the drug. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as little as 25% more of the maximum daily dose could result in serious liver damage. In studies, the FDA also found that certain individuals who took the recommended dosage of acetaminophen developed a fatal skin irritation.

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Common Medications Containing Acetaminophen

Arguably one of the most common ingredients in drugs in America, acetaminophen can be found in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is most often used for pain relief, fever reduction, allergy reduction, and sleep aid.

Over-the-Counter Drugs

  • Alka-Seltzer Plus Liquid Gels®
  • Benadryl®
  • Dayquil® & Nyquil®
  • Dimetapp®
  • Excedrin®
  • Midol®
  • Robitussin®
  • Sudafed®
  • Theraflu®
  • TYLENOL® brand products

Additional over-the-counter medications that contain acetaminophen include: Actifed®, Anacin®, Cepacol®, Contac®, Coricidin®, Dristan®, Feverall®, Formula 44®, Goody's® Powders, Liquiprin®, Panadol®, Saint Joseph® Aspirin-Free, Singlet®, Sinutab®, Triaminic®, Vanquish®, Vicks®, Zicam®, and store brands.

Prescription Drugs

  • Butalbital
  • Fioricet®
  • Oxycodone
  • Percocet®
  • Phenaphen®
  • Tylenol® with Codeine
  • Ultracet®
  • Vicodin®

Additional prescription medications that contain acetaminophen include: Endocet®, Hycotab, Hydrocet®, Hydrocodone Bitartrate, Lortab®, Sedapap®, Tapanol®, Tramadol, Tylox®, Zydone®, and generic drugs.

How can I get maximum compensation for my pain and suffering?

If you were adversely affected by the negative side effects of acetaminophen, do not hesitate to seek legal representation. Whether you were personally injured by use of the drug or you've suffered the loss of a loved one whose life was claimed by acetaminophen, compensation can be sought for your pain and suffering.

Our experienced team of California defective drug attorneys works diligently to stay on top of the latest developments in the drug industry so that we can prepare the most effective case on your behalf. We encourage you to contact The Senators(Ret.) Firm toll-free at 800-773-0849 to learn more about the legal options available to you if you suffered from liver damage, skin irritation, or the wrongful death of a loved one from acetaminophen.

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