Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is acetaminophen safe to take?
A: Yes, as long as you follow the directions and don’t take more than the recommended dose.

Q: What should I do if I overdose on acetaminophen?
A: Call 911 or poison control even if you don’t currently feel sick, it can take hours or even days for you to feel the effects and by then you may already have sustained severe liver damage.

Q: What is the maximum amount of acetaminophen you can take in a day?
A: You shouldn’t take more than 4000 mg of acetaminophen in a day, and that number goes down to 2000 mg if you’ve had alcohol in the last 24 hours.

Q: When should I talk to a doctor before taking acetaminophen?
A: You should talk to your doctor before taking it if you have a liver disease or drink alcohol.