Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition warns against APAP overdose as cold-flu season approaches

WASHINGTON — The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition last week issued their annual call for consumers to "Double Check, Don't Double Up" their cold medicines for acetaminophen content in an effort to avoid accidental overdose. 

Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 different medicines, the Coalition noted. Taking more than directed is an overdose and can lead to liver damage.

Members of the AAC include the Alliance for Aging Research, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation, American Academy of Physicians Assistants, National Community Pharmacists Association, National Consumers League, American Pharmacists Association, National Council on Patient Information and Education and CHPA Educational Foundation.

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