Consumers’ Knowledge of Acetaminophen Safe Use at All-time High

A growing number of Americans know how to safely use medicines containing the most common drug ingredient in the U.S. A nationwide survey released today shows a positive trend over the past six years: more people than ever are aware of how to use products containing acetaminophen safely and effectively, while avoiding the risks of accidental overdose and liver damage. Findings include: more consumers agree it is “important not to exceed the dosing directions on the label” of pain relievers (increased to 96 percent in 2016 from 90 percent in 2010), and more consumers understand that “exceeding the recommended daily dose of acetaminophen may lead to liver damage” (increased to 90 percent in 2016 from 78 percent in 2010).