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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I heard a while back that they were able to greatly lower that number by simply putting it in blister packs instead of bottles.
Same for Sudafed--blister packs intended to make it more difficult for the meth makers. That didn't work, so they put Sudafed behind the counter, with sign-your-life-away identification procedures and daily/monthly quantity limits.
Well, to be fair, suicide is more of an impulsive act than cooking meth.
I’ve been through the five week ordeal of a shattered shoulder, surgery, narcotic pain meds until I asked if I could try to get off.
All along the drugs contained acetaminophen, and when my PA said go ahead and try cold turkey, he said use Regular Tylenol, and warned about over use.
I’ve stayed well within the guidelines. I can see how easily somebody could miss the impact of multiple sources.
He advised me to stay below 2500 Mg. daily, and I have.
Sorry to hear you’ve been through a painful summer. Glad to learn you are on the mend.
“Sorry to hear youve been through a painful summer. Glad to learn you are on the mend.”
Thanks. Within seconds of the trauma 36 days ago, I knew it was going to be a big deal, my worst medical experience to date.
I needed and wanted those high power pain meds to begin. But two weeks after surgery, I wanted an end to them. The side effects were awful, worst being anxiety-panic.
I had to stop Ibuprofin because of high blood pressure.
I do not find much pain relief from Tylenol. I usually take ibuprofen. Aspirin works for me, too, but I hardly ever take it.
Any drug can have noxious effects on the body, either via acute effects (overdose) or long term chronic exposure. As much as possible, I try to avoid taking anything. I manage arthritis pain by trying to keep the muscles around the joints strong. I have arthritis in my back, and it is always painful to varying degrees.
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