FDA Panel Urges Cuts in Acetaminophen Dosage

Question 3: If the current doses of nonprescription products are lowered, do you recommend that the current maximum dosage of acetaminophen (i.e., 2 x 500 mg) be switched to prescription status?

Vote: 26 yes (8 saying this was a high priority); 11 no

Question 4: Do you recommend that pack size limits be implemented for nonprescription acetaminophen products?

Vote: 17 yes (2 saying this was a high priority); 20 no

Question 5: Do you recommend eliminating nonprescription acetaminophen combination products?

Vote: 13 yes (2 saying this was a high priority); 24 no

Question 6: Do you recommend that only one concentration of nonprescription acetaminophen liquid be available?

Vote: 36 yes (19 saying this was a high priority); 1 no

Question 7: Do you recommend eliminating the prescription acetaminophen combination products?

Vote: 20 yes (10 saying this was a high priority); 17 no

Question 8: If prescription acetaminophen combination products continue to be marketed, do you recommend that "unit-of-use" packages be required?

Vote: 27 yes (5 saying this was a high priority); 10 no

Question 9: Do you recommend that FDA require a boxed warning for prescription acetaminophen combination products?

Vote: 36 yes (25 saying this was a high priority); 1 no

Emily Walker of MedPage Today contributed to this report.

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