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How Much Acetaminophen Are You Taking?

Many common over-the-counter drugs contain acetaminophen. Taking more than one at the same time increases your chance of “double-dipping” -- accidentally overdosing. Use this tool to find out which of the drugs in your medicine cabinet contains acetaminophen -- and how much. This is not meant to be medical advice. Toxic levels vary by individual. Call your doctor if you think you’ve overdosed, even if you don’t show medical symptoms.

Combining the daily maximum dose of common drugs can lead to an overdose.

Excedrin®

Excedrin® 2000mg

Nyquil®

Nyquil® 2600mg

Robitussin®

Robitussin® 3840mg

Sudafed®

Sudafed® 3250mg

Alka-Seltzer®

Alka-Seltzer® 2000mg

Theraflu®

Theraflu® 3900mg

Extra Strength Tylenol®

Extra Strength Tylenol® 3000mg

Zicam®

Zicam® 3900mg

Anacin®

Anacin® 4000mg

Childrens Tylenol®

Childrens Tylenol® 800mg

Dimetapp®

Dimetapp® 800mg

Panadol®

Panadol® 800mg

Dayquil®

Dayquil® 1300mg

Coricidin®

Coricidin® 3900mg

Tylenol® w/ Codeine

Tylenol® w/ Codeine 4000mg

Vicodin®

Vicodin® 3960mg

Percocet®

Percocet® 3900mg

Hydro-codone Bitartrate

Hydro-codone Bitartrate 3900mg

Oxycodone

Oxycodone 3900mg

Ultracet®

Ultracet® 2600mg

Click on a drug to see its daily limit of acetaminophen

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milligrams

The search results show how much acetaminophen is in a pill or other unit, such as a teaspoon. However, a single dose might be more than the amount shown. For example, one pill might contain 325 mg but the recommended dose might be two pills, or 650 mg.

Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine