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...
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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