Voluntary recalls were issued for specific lots of two opioid pain relievers and one medication for tension headaches. The affected drugs include:
Endocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), 10/325 mg
Hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 7.5/500 mg
Butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine, 50/325/40 mg
Endocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen) Endo Pharmaceuticals issued the nationwide Endocet recall because a bottle from each of two lots was found to contain some 10/650 mg tablets, which is twice the dosage of acetaminophen on the label. Because of this, consumers may take more than the intended acetaminophen dose. Possible Dangers: Unintentional administration of tablets with increased acetaminophen content may result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day. Lots: The two lots affected are Lot # 402415NV and Lot # 402426NV. They were distri...
There are no specific medications made for TMJ disorder , so drugs can only be prescribed to treat the symptoms. Symptoms of TMJ disorder vary widely from person to person, and because of this, a variety of medications can be used in treatment. Here is a list of medications that are commonly used to treat the symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder: Acetaminophen - Tylenol Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Ibuprofen - Advil, Motrin Nabumetone - Relafen Meloxicam - Mobic Naproxen - Aleve Muscle Relaxants Carisprodol - Soma Cyclobenzaprine - Flexeril Diazepam - Valium Lioresal - Baclofen Metaxalone - Skelaxin Tizanidine - Zanaflex Alprazolam - Xanax Anti-Depressants Amitriptyline - Elavil Nortriptyline - Pamelor Imipramine - Tofranil Escitalopram Oxalate - Lexapro Setraline - Zoloft Bupropion hydrochloride - Wellbutrin Topical Analgesics EMLA cream Lidocaine patches - Lidoderm Capsascin Nerve Pain Medications Gabpentin - Neurontin Topiramate - T...
Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, has been linked to some skin reactions. While this side effect is rare, it can be dangerous and, in even rarer cases, cause blindness. Acetaminophen is found in a number of medication, over-the-counter and prescription. It is most often used as a painkiller and/or fever reducer.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced on August 1, 2013 that acetaminophen is linked to three skin diseases: acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis (AGEP), Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). The first, AGEP, is the least serious of the three and symptoms (fever, rash) usually disappear within two weeks of stopping acetaminophen. The second two, SJS and TEN are more serious and often require hospitalization and, in some cases, can be fatal.
Stevens-Johnson syndrome is an allergic reaction and symptoms include reddish or purplish blisters that form on thickened patches of skin. Symptoms of TEN are similar but usual...
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