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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The press and the DEA...

...are doing you a disservice right now. They're ranting about acetaminophen (Tylenol) and whining about putting labels on every bottle to warn you of the damages. But, they haven't seemed to mention the most important piece of info that you need...the dosage that is TOO much for you to take.

Anything more than 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen a day can cause liver damage. Isn't that easy? So, like people read the caloric information on their food, they need to read the ingredients on their medications. Many, many different drugs contain the stuff. So, the smart thing to do is monitor the totals of acetaminophen that you are ingesting and stop before you get to 4000 milligrams (4 grams). DUH.

Even the makers of combination pain meds like vicodin, lortab, lorcet etc..., that contain a narcotic AND acetaminophen, have finally realized that for the average user, the acetaminophen is more dangerous that an innocuous narcotic like hydrocodone (unless it's abused of course) so they're coming out with new combinations that have lower dosages of acetaminophen but the levels of the narcotic have not changed.

At levels over 4000 milligrams a day, a person is subject to serious liver disease. We pretty much NEED our livers and we should take good care of them. So, if you know anyone who might be able to benefit from this information, send it to them now.

Oh, I'll be right back...I have something else on my mind.



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