Posts Tagged 'acetaminophen'

The Dangers of Prescription Painkillers

risks of serious injuries are rising as doctors prescribe more prescription pain medicationsPrescription painkillers are becoming much more prevalent in the United States and there are serious risks associated with these drugs that many are not aware of. The use of prescription opioids has increased dramatically in the past decade as prescriptions for OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin and other pain medications have climbed 300 percent. Painkillers containing the narcotic hydrocodone are now the most commonly prescribed ...

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FDA: discontinue high-dose acetaminophen

The FDA is asking health professionals to discontinue prescribing acetaminophen products that contain over 325 mg per dose. A recent FDA statement reports that there is no data proving that doses over this amount provide any benefit to negate the increased risk. Acetaminophen is often found in prescription drugs taken as pain relievers and is often found in conjunction with other active ingredients.

Acetaminophen can be harmful to the liver in large doses. It has been known to cause ...

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Johnson & Johnson Announces New Warnings For Extra Strength Tylenol

Risks of Liver Damage and Death Form Basis for Concern


Johnson & Johnson has announced that, beginning in October, bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the U.S. will be accompanied by new warnings and instructions. The warning will make it explicitly clear that the drug contains acetaminophen, a pain-relieving ingredient that is the nation’s leading cause of sudden liver failure. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, ...

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Users of Aspirin Replaced With Acetaminophen at Risk for Serious Liver Failure

In the wake of the recent recall of 16,440 bottles of Enteric Coated Aspirin Tablets replaced with acetaminophen, a new study reports that patients with liver failure caused by an overdose of acetaminophen suffer from “significantly lower overall health” than patients with liver failure due to other causes. The study appears in the new edition of the medical journal Liver Transplantation, the official journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and the International ...

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Tylenol/Acetaminophen MDL Formed to Address Liver Injury Lawsuits

A panel of Federal judges recently created a “Multi-District Litigation” to consolidate and speed up numerous Tylenol lawsuits that have been filed around the country. The proceeding, known as MDL 2436, was created by order of the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on April 1, 2013 and is currently assigned to U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

When creating the MDL, the Panel noted that the actions ...

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FDA: Acetaminophen Increases Risk of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

According to a CBS report, the Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about the potential for the rare skin complications Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) after taking acetaminophen, one of the most widely used medicines in the United States.

According to the FDA, SJS and TEN are extremely rare but can be deadly. These conditions can cause blisters, serious rashes, reddening of the skin and the detachment of the upper surface of the ...

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