Tylenol can kill you; new warning admits popular painkiller causes liver damage, death

According to the Associated Press (AP), the manufacturer of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Healthcare (owned by drug giant Johnson & Johnson), has decided to put a large warning label on the cap that informs the users about the risks associated with the popular painkiller. The company has taken this step because many users of this drug are experiencing major liver failure or dying. Even if you take the recommended dose of Tylenol, it can still cause big liver damage or even death due to acetaminophen, which is the primary active ingredient in the drug. Acetaminophen is even the leading cause of sudden liver failure in the whole USA. Statistically, more than 80 000 people are rushed to the hospital every year, due to the poisoning caused by acetaminophen, and 500 of them end up dead because of liver failure. These are very disturbing facts for millions of American citizens who take Tylenol regularly.

Today, there are 85 personal lawsuits filed against McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which is a clear sign that the company is facing uncertain future.

“The warning will make it clear that the over-the-counter drug contains acetaminophen, a pain-relieving ingredient that’s the leading cause of sudden liver failure in the USA”

– writes Matthew Perrone for the Associated Press

The new label is “CONTAINS ACETAMINOPHEN” and “ALWAYS READ THE LABEL”. This is the first label that will appear on all bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol, which has 50 percent more acetaminophen per dose when compared to regular strength Tylenol. The company is planning to put labels on all Tylenol bottles, including the regular strength Tylenol.

NyQuil, Sudafed, Excedrin and many other common drugs are also full of acetaminophen!

Even though the new label warns about the possible harmful effects of Tylenol, McNeil Consumer Healthcare still insists that the drug is safe for use when taken as directed. The company also forgets to say that besides Tylenol, many people also take other drugs that contain acetaminophen, which is something that increases the intake of chemicals to a level that cannot be controlled by the human body.

AP claims that 78 million people in the USA regularly use drugs that contain acetaminophen. There are about 600 over-the-counter drug products that have acetaminophen. These medications include painkillers such as Excedrin, NyQuil cold formula, and Sudafed sinus pills.

There are also people who had never consumed more that the maximum daily dose of acetaminophen but they still end up seriously ill or death, which suggests that any level of acetaminophen may be toxic and should be avoided forever.

Sources: http://complete-health-and-happiness.com/tylenol-can-kill-you-new-warning-admits-popular-painkiller-causes-liver-damage-death-2/?t=hhl



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