*** A stunning number of OTC (over the counter) cold, flu, cough and allergy medicines also contain acetaminophen.***
This is true! My wife needed a common pain killer during flu and everything I found had Aseto in it. She cannot take Tylenol. I had to special order another product with aspirin.
My doctor told me how to get the best of use from aspirin and aceto for flu.
Take two aspirin.
Three hours later take two Aceto.
Three hours later take two asprin.
Three hours take two Aceto.
Each works different on pain, and you don’t overdose on either one.
I will NOT take anything Naproxin (napersin)as it killed my mom’s kidneys after ONE dose.
I think the idea of alternating acetaminophen and aspirin is a great idea. I’ve often thought about doing that myself when necessary.
Aspirin aside, acetaminophen is actually by far the safest of the other NSAIDs if one has heart disease, as ALL NSAIDs except aspirin increase the chance of heart attack, substantially in some cases. Acetaminophen has the smallest increase of heart attacks of the non-aspirin NSAIDs.
That being said, one has to be VERY careful to not OD on acetaminophen or it will destroy your liver and kill you. The biggest difficulty is that acetaminophen is an ingredient in so many different combination remedies, it can be difficult to know if you’re taking too much.