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Tylenol-label-on-cap-jpgNEW BRUNSWICK (N.J.) – Bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol are getting a makeover. Parent company, Johnson and Johnson, is putting on new warning labels on the bottles that read “Contains acetaminophen.”

The change will hopefully reduce the number of accidental overdoses every year.

According to the National Institutes of Health, acetaminophen overdoses are one of the most common poisonings worldwide. According to CNN, the Food and Drug Administration set the maximum dosage at 4,000 milligrams a day. One Extra Strength Tylenol has 500 mg.

Taking too much can cause severe liver damage.

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