Skip to comments.Tylenol maker tries new warning cap to curb overdoses
Posted on 08/30/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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Years ago, I heard one of the leading pharmacologists in the world go after acetaminophen and the salt substitutes for being bs that was foisted on Americans and Euros.
Acetaminophen as you noted later in this thread does not work for aches and pains and only works to reduce fever.
Acetaminophen has a low LD50 by itself in normal people and is more dangerous in people with bad livers, like people who have more than 2 drinks a day.
Acetaminophen drug levels can be increased by many common drugs and foods.
Acetaminophen is combined with what seems to be an endless group of other otc drugs, so unintentional ODs can happen when Acetaminophen is added to these otc drugs.
A very few people should not take aspirin, so Acetaminophen may be needed if they have high fevers.
I don’t take acetaminophen because for me, it’s not that effective a painkiller. Now, ibuprofen, on the other hand....
I take stuff with Chlorpheniramine Maleate and Phenylephrine HCl in it, but it also has acetaminophen. This article has convinced me to find (and I did, in Walgreens, online) the same two ingredients in something WITHOUT acetaminophen. Thanks guys!
I take aspirin. I might as well drink a glass of water as take two Tylenol.
I tend to read labels so I am not in any danger from acetaminophen. I trust that most FReepers do likewise. The ignorant and the foolish have the trial lawyers to take care of them.
This could have happened to my Son last week. He woke up with a 101 fever and severe sinus congestion. I said “wait, don’t take anything, I’m going to the store to get Mucinex and a new thermometer”. I can never get those ear thermometers to work, and wanted one of those forehead swipe ones. By the time I got back 20 minutes later my soon to be ex-wife had given him TWO extra strength tylenol without telling me. This is double his dose by body weight. Thank God he asked if there was Acetaminophen in the Mucinex, or I would given him 600 mg more. Fun times.