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To: NautiNurse
I never take acetaminophen unless it happens to be in a hydrocodone prescription which I have received after surgery. One of my doctors said that acetaminophen is added to hydrocodone as a deterrent so that people will not take too much hydrocodone. The deterrent factor is the potential liver damage that acetaminophen can cause.

Also, I don't take it because it doesn't seem to relieve pain. I think the only reason it ever became popular as a pain reliever is that it is one of the few that does not cause stomach irritation; so hospitals can give it to people who have not eaten.

7 posted on 08/30/2013 9:07:00 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Something on the order of 40% of UK suicides one year was via acetaminophen.


12 posted on 08/30/2013 9:13:56 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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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: Sans-Culotte
I never take acetaminophen unless it happens to be in a hydrocodone prescription which I have received after surgery. One of my doctors said that acetaminophen is added to hydrocodone as a deterrent so that people will not take too much hydrocodone. The deterrent factor is the potential liver damage that acetaminophen can cause.

I once worked with a woman who took enormous amounts of acetaminophen for her headaches; she also drank heavily (not in the office, though). I warned her repeatedly of the dangers of doing that, but to no avail. One day she died of acute liver failure.

34 posted on 08/30/2013 11:38:36 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Sans-Culotte
I never take acetaminophen unless it happens to be in a hydrocodone prescription which I have received after surgery. One of my doctors said that acetaminophen is added to hydrocodone as a deterrent so that people will not take too much hydrocodone. The deterrent factor is the potential liver damage that acetaminophen can cause.

They actually use because it is not an NSAID. Many pain treatments are prescribed without the use anti-inflamatories. Bone fusions are examples of where anti-inflamatories would slow down the healing process and are contra indicated.
40 posted on 08/30/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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