Medical Uses – Acetaminophen, which is found in many prescription and over-the-counter drugs, is a common pain reliever.  It is used to relieve symptoms like fever, colds, cough, and other pain, and is an ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter medications.

Dangers – Acetaminophen has been shown to be linked with very serious liver damage when taken in excess of 10 days.

Status – It has been recommended by the Food and Drug Administration that better labeling of products containing acetaminophen is needed so that people will be aware of the risks this drug poses.

If you have experienced adverse consequences after taking drugs containing acetaminophen, you should see your doctor immediately.  You also may want to contact an experienced products liability attorney to discuss your rights and possible compensation for your injuries.