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Acetaminophen Poisoning

The Dangers of Acetaminophen - the active ingredient in products such asTylenol

What are we putting down our throats?

Have you read the labels? Can you read the labels? Do you understand what it says? If not read on. . .

Hereare a fewrandom products that contain Acetaminophen - check it out - read the labels. . .

Since Ashley passed away, I have learned that most people do not know how dangerous (Tylenol) Acetaminophen really is. I am a retired Police Officer and I am supposed to know that stuff!

Itis a safe drug, when used as recommended, at least that is what we are told. But, what if we use more than is recommended?

What if we UNKNOWINGLY use more than is recommended, by mixing products like cough medicine, pain killers and cold medicine?

The effects of Acetaminophen are exacerbated by alcohol. How many of us have popped a couple Tylenol to quiet a hangover?

Have you ever read the label on a Midol bottle? You might want to. There are tiny instructions warning to take only under the advice of a physician.

It's not like me to ask you to believe without proof, so read some of the links that I have provided, below. Or, search the web yourself. Use "Tylenol Danger" or "Acetaminophen Poisoning," that sort of thing.

You'll find that the links I have listed are but a few among hundreds.

Think about it: Cigarette packages have a clear warning that smoking will kill you, but that may take several years. Take too much Tylenol once and you have up to 4 days to live, unless a new liver is found for you to replace the one you've damaged.

Death is an unacceptable side affect by taking too much of a "safe" product!

Read on and live:

"Health Canada is advising Canadians to read the labels of all prescription and over-the-counter medications to avoid accidental overdose of acetaminophen, which can lead to serious liver toxicity, and even death."

"Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) is the most common pharmaceutical involved in unintentional and intentional poisonings in all age groups in B.C. There are over 250 products on the Canadian market which contain acetaminophen."

"Acetaminophen is found in Tylenol and many other medications. Just last month, advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urged the agency to require a stronger warning label on such products"

"An acetaminophen overdose is serious and it can happen easier than you might think. Here's how to protect your child, and when to seek emergency care."

"Life Extension revealed the toxicity of acetaminophen more than 12 years ago. We harshly criticized the FDA for not mandating that the label of acetaminophen products warn those with liver or kidney problems to avoid the drug."

If you do find a reference on "Official Government Documents or Sites" please let me know and email me.

We had been active in petitioning the Canadian Federal Government in Acetaminophen Label change. Please refer to the main website pages for an update on our success!

 
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