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 ...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - INJECTION Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Acetaminophen IV 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.
Products that may interact with this drug
"blood thinners" (such as warfarin)
Acetaminophen is an ingredient in many nonprescription
products and in some combination prescription medications. Check the labels on
all your medicines (such as pain relievers, fever reducers, or cold products)
because they may also contain acetaminophen. See also maximum daily dose in
Side Effects section.
This medication ma...
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.
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