Maximum daily Tylenol dosage lowered by manufacturer

LOS ANGELES

Labels on the bottles will now list the maximum daily dose as six pills, or a total of 3,000 milligrams, down from eight pills a day or 4,000 milligrams.

The company says it is trying to reduce the risk of accidental acetaminophen overdose.

/*Acetaminophen*/ is the active ingredient in Tylenol and numerous over-the-counter and prescription drugs

Taking more than the recommended amount can cause liver damage, ranging from abnormalities in liver-function blood tests, to acute liver failure and even death, according to the /*U.S. Food and Drug Administration*/.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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