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Prevalence of Exceeding Maximum Daily Dose of Acetaminophen, and Seasonal Variations in Cold-Flu Season.

Authors
  • Shiffman, Saul1
  • Battista, Deena R2
  • Kelly, Judith P2
  • Malone, Mary K3
  • Weinstein, Rachel B4
  • Kaufman, David W5
  • 1 Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Clinical Translational Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2 Epidemiologist, Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA.
  • 3 Appleseed Consumer Insight, Arlington, MA.
  • 4 Epidemiology, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Titusville, NJ.
  • 5 Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA.
Type
Published Article
Journal
British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Mar 07, 2018
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/bcp.13551
PMID: 29516533
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Acetaminophen use and over-dosing increases in CFS, primarily due to increased use of OTC combinations treating upper respiratory cold/flu symptoms. Pharmacists should warn users to follow labeled dosing directions, especially during CFS.

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