Do you take acetaminophen (Tylenol) for Migraines or other issues, either by itself or as part of another medication?
If you do, you need to know about a new warning issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about a rare risk.
The FDA published this warning statement:
Acetaminophen, a fever and pain reliever that is one of the most widely used medicines in the U.S., can cause rare but serious skin reactions, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Although rare, possible reactions to acetaminophen include three serious skin diseases whose symptoms can include rash, blisters and, in the worst case, widespread damage to the surface of skin. If you are taking acetaminophen and develop a rash or other skin reaction, stop taking the product immediately and seek medical attention right away.
Used for decades by millions of people, acetaminophen is the generic name of a common active ingredient included in numerous prescription and non-prescription ...
Acetaminophen has been the pain-reliever of choice during pregnancy for many years. Other over-the-counter pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) may cause a vessel in the baby’s heart to close prematurely, leading to problems such as pulmonary hypertension and may prolong labor. Acetaminophen has been considered relatively safe. However, a new study links the use of this over-the-counter medication with a higher risk of ADHD and ADHD-like behaviors.
The study was completed in Denmark and published in the journal Pediatrics . Researchers looked at the medical data for 64,000 children. Specifically, they looked for use of acetaminophen during pregnancy, how many children were diagnosed with ADHD, how many received a prescription for medication for ADHD and surveys completed by parents on childhood behaviors.
The results of the study include:
About one-half of all the mothers in the study took acetaminophen at some time during their pregnancy.
Alternative Names Tylenol # 3 overdose; Phenaphen with codeine overdose; Tylenol with codeine overdose Symptoms Airways and lungs
Breathing shallow Breathing slow and labored Respiratory arrest Eyes, ears, nose, and throat
Pinpoint pupils Heart and blood vessels
Low blood pressure Nervous system
Coma Convulsions Drowsiness Stupor (lack of alertness) Skin
Bluish skin (fingernails and lips) Cold, clammy skin Heavy sweating Stomach and gastrointestinal system
Nausea and vomiting Spasms of the stomach and intestines Vomiting Liver failure Urinary system
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