Tylenol And Liver Failure Side Effects
20 February 2012No Comments
The FDA has warned patients that, despite the popularity of the over-the-counter pain reliever, Johnson & Johnson’s Tylenol can cause severe liver failure side effects, and possibly even death. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States for relieving pain and treating fever. Unfortunately, because Tylenol is so popular and is available without a prescription, many consumers believe the medication to be without dangerous side effects. On the contrary, the FDA has indicated that, despite a number of efforts designed to reduce the incidence of acetaminophen-related liver injury, the extent of reported liver failure cases in the U.S. suggests that liver injury associated with Tylenol overdose is still a serious public health problem. If you took Tylenol and have since suffered from liver injury or acute liver failure, contact a Tylenol attorney as soon as possible.
FDA Warning Regarding Tylenol Liver Injury Side Effects
Tylenol originated in 1955, when McNeil Laboratories introduced Tylenol Elixir for children, and has since found a place in nearly every medicine cabinet nationwide. Unfortunately, the potential link between Tylenol and liver failure side effects has raised serious concerns about the safety of this over-the-counter medication. In fact, the FDA reports that, between 1998 and 2003, acetaminophen (Tylenol) was the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, and nearly half of these instances was associated with unintentional Tylenol overdose. In January 2011, the FDA finally announced that it was requesting that manufacturers of acetaminophen combination products limit the maximum amount of acetaminophen in their products. This action by the FDA was taken in order to reduce the risk of serious liver injury from acetaminophen overdosing, an adverse event that can lead to liver failure and death.
Contact a Tylenol Attorney for Help
The liver failure side effects potentially associated with Tylenol are serious and can affect virtually anyone. In fact, studies have indicated that even healthy adults taking maximum doses of Tylenol for two weeks had abnormal liver test results. If you or a loved one has suffered from a liver failure side effect and you believe Tylenol to be the cause, contact a qualified drug injury attorney to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, medical bills, and pain and suffering, which you can collect by filing a Tylenol lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. With the expertise of a knowledgeable Tylenol lawyer, side effect victims can fight to protect their legal rights and seek fair and timely reimbursement for their injuries.