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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Acetaminophen’

ADHD Risk Factors Include Acetaminophen and Aging Dads

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects around five percent of children. ADHD can cause difficulty learning and inattentiveness, among other issues. There is no known single cause of ADHD, but researchers are continually trying to pinpoint factors that increase the likelihood of a child having ADHD. This week two studies were released that say acetaminophen taken …

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ADHD Study: Could Tylenol Cause ADHD?

Tylenol, the most popular over the counter pain medication, is in the headlines again. The last time the product was questioned was in June 2012 when it was rapidly pulled from shelves during a recall. That recall was due to leached pesticides, particles of wood and metal, infectious bacteria, and lets not forget that strange moldy and musty scent. To …

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Acetaminophen Warning By FDA: Overdose Can Be Fatal

The FDA recently asked that healthcare providers be mindful of the dosage of Acetaminophen they choose to prescribe patients. According to the government regulatory agency, more than 325 mg of the drug could have negative consequences such as severe liver damage. In certain circumstances, an excessive dose of Acetaminophen might even be fatal. The FDA made the reasons for its …

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Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. The FDA says that prescribing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit can put people at risk for …

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2,000 Doped Up Mice Dropped on Guam to Battle Snakes

Federal officials on Sunday dropped 2,000 mice full of painkillers onto the unincorporated western Pacific U.S. territory of Guam, in order to combat the invasive brown tree snake, which has devastated the bird population in the region. Shortly after World War II, the mildly venomous Boiga irregularis was accidentally transported from its native range in the South Pacific to Guam, …

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Is Acetaminophen, AKA Tylenol, Causing Asthma Rise?

On Monday, The Daily Mail reported that children who were given liquid Paracetamol for pain relief, in the form of a drink such as Calpol, just once a month were five times as likely to develop asthma as children not given paracetamol. For those of us who live in America, Paracetamol is just another name for Acetaminophen. Also known as …

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Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Adds Additional Concerns

The FDA has announced a new warning Thursday for the manufacturers of acetaminophen, Tylenol, and similar medications. The official FDA consumer update warns consumers of the dangers of rare skin diseases associated with acetaminophen use, the symptoms of which include “rash, blisters and, in the worst case, widespread damage to the surface of skin.” The link was discovered using the …

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