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Tylenol to add overdose warning caps in effort to reduce worldwide poisonings

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Bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol are getting a makeover.

Parent company Johnson & Johnson is putting new warning labels on the bottles that will read: “”Contains acetaminophen. Always read the label.”  They want to make consumers aware of the dangers of acetaminophen and reduce the number of accidental overdoses every year.

“Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide,” according to the National Institutes of Health.

Taking too much of this pain reliever can cause severe liver damage.

“With more than 600 (over the counter) and prescription medications containing acetaminophen on the market, this is an important step because it will help remind consumers to always read the label,” Johnson & Johnson said in a statement about the new caps, which will arrive in October.