If adopted by the Food and Drug Administration, the changes would lower the maximum over-the-counter Tylenol dose and
would ban two narcotic painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet
, which also contain acetaminophen.
Yet another painkiller, propoxyphene, was the target of FDA action on Tuesday. Also sold as Darvon and in an acetaminophen combination called Darvocet, it has been linked to accidental overdoses and suicides.