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Is it truly possible Tylenol (a.k.a. acetominophen) causes asthma? The evidence seems to be pointing in that direction.
A stunning observation made by CNN Health was that asthma rates started to climb in 1980. Coincidentally that was the same year aspirin was linked to Reyes Syndrome.
Also, that was the year Tylenol was first marketed as the pain reliever hospitals choose first. You can see such a commercial here .
Since 1980 asthma rates have risen dramatically. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology ( aaaai.org ) lists the following asthma statistics:
Asthma rates in children under the age of 5 increased more than 160 percent from 1980 to 1994
The prevalence of asthma increased 75 percent between 1980 and 1994
Surely it's possible asthmatics simply have more pain than the average person. It's also possible greater asthma wisdom has more patients being properly diagnose...
While FDA is trying to figure out ways to slow down the rate of acetaminophen-associated overdoses , McNeil - the maker of Tylenol brands - has elected to start changing the labeling instructions on their products. Will this be enough to stop the thousands of hospital visits and hundreds of deaths related to acetaminophen? The world will be watching. And the key to success will be public education and awareness. Thus, McNeil has sent out letters to all physicians asking the professionals to remind patients to: always read the label, never exceed the recommended dose, and never take more than one acetaminophen-containing product at a time.
The new label for Extra Strength Tylenol will read " Take two caplets every six hours " as opposed to "two caplets every four to six hours." This change reflects the fact that daily consumption of acetaminophen should not exceed 3000 mg in a 24 hour period of time. Additionally, the label will be changed from saying "do not take more than eight c...
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Tylenol Sinus Congestion Pain Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, or other breathing
illnesses (such as sinusitis, bronchitis). Decongestants help relieve stuffy
nose, sinus, and ear congestion symptoms. Acetaminophen (APAP) is a non-aspirin
pain reliever and fever reducer. Antihistamines help relieve watery eyes, itchy
eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and sneezing.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically
directed by the doctor. Some products (such as long-acting tablets/capsules)
are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor
or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely.
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