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What are the directions for taking acetaminophen?

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Read the medication label. Don’t take more than directed, even if you’re still in pain or don't feel well.

You shouldn’t take acetaminophen for more than 10 days for pain or 3 days for fever. If you still need relief, call a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Adults shouldn’t get more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day from all sources. For children, the limit depends on their weight and age. Check how many milligrams are in your child’s doses, and follow the label directions exactly.

SOURCES:

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition.

American Liver Foundation.

FDA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition.

American Liver Foundation.

FDA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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