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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...
Medications Acetaminophen Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the first choice for treating osteoarthritis. (Acetaminophen may be less effective than NSAIDs in reducing moderate-to-severe pain.) Because acetaminophen has fewer side effects, most doctors suggest trying this drug first, then switching to an NSAID if acetaminophen does not provide sufficient pain relief. Side Effects. Acetaminophen is inexpensive and generally safe. It poses far less of a risk for gastrointestinal problems than NSAIDs. It does have some adverse effects, however, and the daily dose should not exceed 4 grams (4,000 mg). Patients who take high doses of this drug for long periods are at risk for liver damage, particularly if they drink alcohol and do not eat regularly. Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) block prostaglandins, the substances that dilate blood vessels and cause inflammation and pain. There are dozens of NSAIDs available: Over-the-counter NSAIDs NSAIDs in...
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...
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