FDA issues acetaminophen warning
Syracuse (WSYR-TV/ABC) – The Food and Drug Administration will now require a warning on bottles of the popular pain reliever acetaminophen – saying the drug may cause serious skin reactions in some people.
The FDA will also ask manufacturers of acetaminophen products to add warnings to their over-the-counter products designed to treat pain and reduce fever.
The FDA says the skin reactions are rare but can be deadly.
Other drugs designed to treat fever and pain, such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen, also carry the risk of these skin reactions, but they already carry a warning on their labels.
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