According to the Food and Drug Administration US (FDA), acetaminophen is toxic to the liver, and is linked to liver failure, liver transplantation and death. Namely, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that healthy adults who took the maximum dose of Tylenol for two weeks have suffered liver damage.
However, many people do not know that, even at recommended doses, Tylenol can be toxic to the liver, and high amounts of acetaminophen can cause liver failure, liver transplantation and death.
Namely, paracetamol is so toxic that up to 80,000 people rushed to the emergency room each year due to acetaminophen poisoning, and another 500 or so end up dead from liver failure. Currently, this drug is the primary cause of sudden liver failure in the United States, as demonstrated their toxic metabolites to kill liver cells.
Furthermore, a recent study led by Dr. Kenneth Simpson, of Edinburgh University in Scotland, said the risk of dying thatfrom a ‘staggered overdoses “(taking just a little too much for several days or weeks ) Tylenol is greater than in the case of a single large overdose.
No doubt many of you may be very surprised by these figures, especially the millions of Americans who take Tylenol and acetaminophen-containing medications on a regular basis.
However, the fact that more than 85 personal injury claims and counting complaints against the company in federal court shows that this drug is far from being the safest painkiller market, as it has long considered to be.
Matthew Perrone for the AP writes that “ The way warning clearly states that the drug counter contains acetaminophen, an ingredient for pain relief is the main cause of the nation’s failure sudden liver. the new cap is designed to capture the attention of people who do not read the warnings that already appear in small print on the product label, according to company executives. ”
At first, the new labels will carry the phrases “it contains acetaminophen” and “Always read the label,” and noticed all bottles of Tylenol Extra Strength, containing more than 50 percent more acetaminophen per dose than regular strength Tylenol. However, it is expected that in the coming months, all bottles of Tylenol, including regular strength Tylenol therefore be labeled.
Furthermore, due to the serious risks of liver damage implied by this drug, an FDA advisory recommends that cough and cold medicines that contain acetaminophen painkiller be banned altogether panel.
Moreover, for the same reason and because of similar risks of liver damage, the same panel suggests taking painkillers Vicodin popular and Percocet (both contain acetaminophen) off the market.