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(CBS News)   If the flu doesn't kill you, the Tylenol you took to treat it might. Regardless, EVERYBODY PANIC   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Tylenol, liver damage, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, sore throats, over-the-counter drugs, myalgias, flu, liver transplantation  
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2013-01-10 07:06:05 PM  
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Here's the deal people. The therapeutic index (TI) of Tylenol is about 4. What this means is that the dose needed to produce a toxic effect (for Tylenol, it's the liver) is only 4 times greater than the dose needed for medicinal effects. That ratio is absolutely horrible. Normally, we want something that has a TI of 100 or more. The larger the TI, the better.

Oh, and if you are ever thinking of committing suicide via Tylenol, don't. Liver failure is a very painful way to die, and it takes days. Also, if you're an alcoholic, I strongly recommend that you avoid Tylenol or any other product that has acetaminophen (aka paracetamol) in it.

2013-01-10 05:22:48 PM  
5 votes:
FTFA: The flu is affecting more people than anticipated this season, and many sufferers are scouting drugstore isles in search of remedies to help combat the illness.

Drugstore isles?  Isles?  Really, CBS?
2013-01-10 07:41:56 PM  
3 votes:

moefuggenbrew: A friend of mine sells a tylenol alternative:  shameless plug


Ten to one it's just mineral oil with menthol in it. I notice that there's no ingredients list anywhere on that website or on the bottle, which is illegal. In addition to there's the classic "Quack Miranda Warning." Your friend is a scam artist and a lying sack of shiat. I hate people that prey on people using ignorance and lies.
2013-01-10 07:22:58 PM  
1 vote:

moefuggenbrew: A friend of mine sells a tylenol alternative:  shameless plug


It amazes me that in order to avoid the potential side effects of drugs like aspirin, tylenol, etc, people will turn to homeopathic, herbal or other products that have even less regulation and quality control. My stepmother won't eat fish for fear of mercury poisoning or eat GM foods for fear of becoming a zombie?, but she takes about 50 different herbal supplements with no FDA trials, no regulation for quality and no proof of any efficacy. Sorry, but your sketchy looking aspirin-juice does not look like something I want to rub all over.
2013-01-10 07:22:21 PM  
1 vote:
Acetaminophen: The high fructose corn syrup of the pharmaceutical world.

mmm... liver damage.
2013-01-10 05:42:12 PM  
1 vote:
Infant tylenol was what you did for fevery babies when my oldest was born. Now it's NEVER GIVE TO BABIES! BAD!

Scary, that stuff.
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