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Tylenol bottles sold in the U.S. will soon come with new warnings. The Associated Press reports the caps of the pain reliever will be printed with a warning about the potentially fatal risks of taking too much of the over-the-counter medicine containing acetaminophen.

This comes as acetaminophen, a pain relieving ingredient, comes under fire for being linked to the nation’s leading cause of sudden liver failure.

The Food and Drug Administration reports overdoses from acetaminophen send between 55,000 and 80,000 people to the emergency room in the U.S. every year, with 500 of those being deadly.

The labels will appear on Extra Strength Tylenol bottles starting in October, with the rest of the Tylenol family after that.