What is the incidence of acetaminophen toxicity/poisoning in the US and what is the mortality?

Updated: Jan 17, 2020
  • Author: Susan E Farrell, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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The Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data System reported 50,294 single exposures to acetaminophen alone in 2018, and 17,377 single exposures to acetaminophen in combination with other drugs. Acetaminophen exposure alone resulted in 110 deaths, and acetaminophen combinations resulted in 31 deaths. [20]


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