February 4th, 2014|
February 4, 2014
Acetaminophen can be a useful medication in the treatment of pain and inflammation; however, recent studies have shown taking too much of the drug may put users at risk of serious adverse health events. The Drug Injury Lawyers with the law firm of Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain the discovery has prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to call for the discontinuation of prescribing and dispensing certain medications containing high doses of the ingredient.
According to an FDA Press Release, medications containing more than 325 mg of Acetaminophen per dose may put users at risk of harm. Furthermore, studies have shown there are no further benefits in taking doses higher than this recommendation.
Some of the most common Acetaminophen Drug Injuries that have been reported include damage to organs such as the liver and dangerous skin reactions. In order to combat these issues, the FDA has called for doctors to stop prescribing more than 325 mg of Acetaminophen per dose, with patients not to exceed 4,000 mg of the ingredient per day. Pharmacists who receive prescriptions for dosages higher than the recommended amount should discuss the issue with the prescribing doctor.
The attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough are aware of the serious dangers a drug overdose can pose, especially when there were no previous warnings of the harm that could be done. That is why the firm encourages anyone who has suffered an Acetaminophen drug injury to discuss their legal options with an attorney immediately.