The OTC Med. That Can Kill You: New Warning Admits Popular Painkiller Causes Liver Damage, Death…
No matter what kind of health issue you are suffering from, the big pharma has allegedly created something to fix it. However, as time goes on we see that all they do is lie.
Over the counter pain medications could probably be found in every home in America. They are some of the most common medications and they cause serious health issues too. They’re extremely expensive and they claim to be a helping hand in basically every common health issue. Many people perceive Tylenol, or Acetaminophen, to be a harmless drug that helps get rid of pain and fever. But this is because you can’t visibly see the intense damage it is putting on your liver and kidneys.
There has been a known risk of liver damage and death with acetaminophen, with about 458 deaths per year from an overdose, but it’s nothing like we actually imagined. Tylenol has been associated with kidney damage, gastrointestinal damage, and cardiovascular events for a reason. If you were to consume to recommended dose of Tylenol and combine it with alcohol, you would be rudely awakened by liver failure. Isn’t that something they should include on the label?
Many people take Tylenol for pain because it is an analgesic pain reliever. A common condition typically treated with acetaminophen is osteoarthritis. This is classified by the wear and tear arthritis we develop with age. Typical arthritis can be treated by using NSAIDS, (Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs. But, osteoarthritis is typically treated using Tylenol. However, NICE issued a warning against using acetaminophen for osteoarthritis because of a serious side effect. You can download the report here.
Because of the recent findings regarding the intense dangers of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Healthcare has decided to put a new warning label on the bottle. “The warning will make it explicitly clear that the over-the-counter drug contains acetaminophen, a pain-relieving ingredient that’s the nation’s leading cause of sudden liver failure,” writes Matthew Perrone for the AP. “The new cap is designed to grab the attention of people who don’t read warnings that already appear in the fine print on the product’s label, according to company executives.”
The new label says the phrases, “CONTAINS ACETAMINOPHEN”, and “ALWAYS READ THE LABEL”. It is set to first appear on all bottles of extra strength Tylenol, which contains 50% more acetaminophen than the regular. In the coming months, you’ll be able to see the new label on all Tylenol forms in the next few months.