FDA now requires warning label on pain relievers with acetaminophen

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 2 at 6:21 PM

(WHAS11) -- The government is now requiring a warning label on bottles of pain relievers with acetaminophen, saying the drug could cause serious skin reactions.

Acetaminophen is found in a number of prescription and over-the-counter products designed to treat pain and reduce fever.

The FDA says the skin reactions are rare but can be deadly. Symptoms include blisters, rashes, reddening of the skin and even layers of skin falling off.

The FDA says anyone who develops these symptoms after using acetaminophen should stop taking the product immediately and either see a doctor or go to the emergency room.
 

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