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It is disturbing that as we enter peak cough, cold and flu season, we are faced with the dilemma that acetaminophen (sold under the brand name Tylenol) may increase the risk of developing asthma.
The last major Tylenol scare occurred in the 80s when a few pill bottles were tainted with cyanide, intentionally, which killed seven people in the Chicago area. Of course, in that event, the problem with the popular pain killer had nothing to do with medication itself (investigators concluded the bottles had been tampered with after production and then replaced on the shelves).
Over the past several years, a growing number of studies have identified an association between acetaminophen intake and increased asthma and other allergic disorders. Last week, Reuters summarized the findings of a study published in the British medical journal Lancet, which linked paracetamol (the brand name of acetaminophen in Europe) to increased development of asthma and eczema in children.
Generic Name: IBUPROFEN CHEWABLE - ORAL Pronounced: (EYE-bue-PROE-fen) Ibuprofen IB Oral Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
high blood pressure drugs (including ACE inhibitors such as
captopril, lisinopril and angiotensin II receptor blockers such as losartan,
This medication may increase the risk of bleeding when
taken with other drugs that also may cause bleeding. Some affected drugs
include anti-platelet drugs such as clopidogrel, "blood thinners" such as
Definition Ibuprofen is a type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. See also: Pain medicine This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Advil overdose; Nuprin overdose; PediaProfen overdose; Rufen overdose; Motrin overdose Poisonous Ingredient Ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is sold over-the-counter and by prescription. Where Found Advil Medipren Midol Motrin Nuprin Pamprin IB PediaProfen Rufen Note: This list may not be all-inclusive.
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