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Old 11-15-2012, 04:40 AM   #29
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And once your kidneys are done...you're done as well.

Liver tissue actually can regenerate to a degree. Not so for your kidneys.
I suppose if you decide to take something, you have to pick your poison. Part of the trouble with Tylenol is that it is easy to overdose, and it is easy to forget that you cannot drink alcohol.

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FDA continues to receive reports of severe liver injury associated with the use of products that contain acetaminophen.

Sandra Kweder, M.D., deputy director of FDA's Office of New Drugs, says the agency's most recent action is aimed at making pain medications containing acetaminophen safer for patients to use.

“Overdoses from prescription products containing acetaminophen account for nearly half of all cases of acetaminophen-related liver failure in the U.S., many of which result in liver transplant or death," says Kweder.

Most of the cases of severe liver injury occurred in patients who

took more than the prescribed dose of an acetaminophen-containing product in a 24-hour period
took more than one acetaminophen-containing product at the same time
drank alcohol while taking the drug
“There is no immediate danger to patients who take these combination pain medications and they should continue to take them as directed by their health care provider,” says Kweder. "The risk of liver injury primarily occurs when patients take multiple products containing acetaminophen at one time and exceed the current maximum dose of 4,000 milligrams within a 24-hour period.”

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http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Cons.../ucm239747.htm

So if you have a beer after your match and then take a couple of Tylenol when you get home, you could have a problem.

I personally consider ibuprofen safer. YMMV.
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