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What are the side effects of acetaminophen?

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When taken as directed, acetaminophen has few side effects. However, taking more than directed, taking it longer than directed, or taking it with three or more alcoholic drinks every day can cause liver damage and even liver failure.

From: What’s In Your Arthritis Medicine? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2017

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

SOURCES:

University of Washington School of Medicine: "Aspirin and Related Drugs (NSAIDs)."

Arthritis Today: "NSAIDs."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Common OTC Products: Are They Effective?"

Colorado State University Extension: "Nutrient-Drug Interactions and Food."

Hepatitis C Support Project Fact Sheet: "The Liver: Acetaminophen and Your Liver."

Reviewed by David Zelman on September 09, 2017

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