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Risks: A Warning on Asthma and Acetaminophen
NY Times ^ | August 16, 2010 | RONI CARYN RABIN

Posted on 08/20/2010 10:09:36 PM PDT by neverdem

Young teenagers who use acetaminophen even once a month develop asthma symptoms more than twice as often as those who never take it, a large international study has found. And frequent users also had more eczema and eye and sinus irritation.

Other studies have linked acetaminophen (often sold as Tylenol and in other over-the-counter remedies for pain, colds, fever and allergies) with an increased risk of asthma. But the new study’s authors cautioned that the findings did not mean children should stop using it.

“Acetaminophen remains the preferred drug to relieve pain and fever in children,” said the study’s lead author, Dr. Richard W. Beasley, a professor of medicine at the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand. He noted that aspirin and ibuprofen should not be used in children with asthma, since they can bring on an attack...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Testing
KEYWORDS: acetaminophen; allergy; asthma; eczema; immunology; tylenol
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To: OrangeHoof

The reason that tylenol tablet costs $18.00 is that the hospital is having to recover the cost for all kinds of extra services, from the extra labor required for the nurse to document to the government’s approval that they gave you the correct medicine and dosage at the right time, to that fancy facility, to chaplain services, to all the free care that they have to give at the government’s directive that the government doesn’t pay for.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: OrangeHoof

The reason that tylenol tablet costs $18.00 is that the hospital is having to recover the cost for all kinds of extra services, from the extra labor required for the nurse to document to the government’s approval that they gave you the correct medicine and dosage at the right time, to that fancy facility, to chaplain services, to all the free care that they have to give at the government’s directive that the government doesn’t pay for.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 9:36:13 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks for the ping!


23 posted on 08/21/2010 11:18:14 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem
Hmm interesting. I take acetaminophen daily due to migranes, I also have asthama.

Maybe I can call one of the ambulance chasers that advertise all day on Fox News and sue somebody.

This can easily become the "asbestos of the 21st Century". I hope some sleazy lawyer isn't trolling Free Republic today.

24 posted on 08/21/2010 11:49:08 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! and Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Alamo-Girl

You’re Welcome, Alamo-Girl!


25 posted on 08/21/2010 11:49:34 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks Joe. My hubands doctor told him to take ibuprofen rather than acetaminophen.


26 posted on 08/21/2010 6:04:37 PM PDT by Oorang (Tyranny thrives where government need not fear the wrath of an armed people - Alex Kozinski)
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To: LadyDoc

>> If you have to take it, take it with Prilosec

Thanks for that info. The ulcer factor never occurred to me.

I avoid taking pain relievers unless absolutely necessary. The Aleve in my experience often works to mitigate migraine symptoms (or at least I ‘believe’ it does).


27 posted on 08/21/2010 10:22:12 PM PDT by Gene Eric
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