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Tylenol maker tries new warning cap to curb overdoses
Morning Sentinel Online ^ | 30 August 2013 | Matthew Perrone-AP

Posted on 08/30/2013 8:59:41 AM PDT by NautiNurse

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To: NautiNurse

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.


21 posted on 08/30/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: NautiNurse

I don’t take acetaminophen because for me, it’s not that effective a painkiller. Now, ibuprofen, on the other hand....


22 posted on 08/30/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NautiNurse; Mr. K

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!


23 posted on 08/30/2013 9:44:23 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I take aspirin. I might as well drink a glass of water as take two Tylenol.


24 posted on 08/30/2013 9:50:51 AM PDT by sheana
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To: blackdog; NautiNurse
Very bad for you? Everything you put into your body had a Median Lethal Dose. Some substances have a higher MLD than others. Acetaminophen has a tolerably high MLD but as noted it is possible to OD by unwittingly taking a combination of products that contain it.

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.

25 posted on 08/30/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: NautiNurse

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.


26 posted on 08/30/2013 9:53:12 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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