Acetaminophen content law changes

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  1. arkfarmbear

    arkfarmbear New Member

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    The FDA is phasing in new rules that will restrict the acetaminophen content in pain medications that also contain some version of codeine. Each tablet will be restricted to 325 mg, which is a huge reduction!
    It is ironic that the most dangerous part of these controversial drugs is not the highly restricted portion but the compound that is available by the truck load!
     
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    I'm glad to hear this! I've got chronic long-term back and siatic pain, and often have to use narcotic pain medicine. After taking Lorcet 10/500 for over a year, I finally wised up and asked for something with a lower acetaminophen dosage, because I get scared about the condition of my liver (due to the fact that I have been on a drug that has proven to cause severe-terminally fatal liver damage). Not only was the new narcotic pain med (Norco 10-325) more potent, it also lasted longer.
     
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    I take Panadeine Forte (30/500) at the moment. I've always sort of viewed panadol (acetaminophen) as an ultra safe drug compared to most others, but maybe it's time I had another look at it.
     
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    Ya,it is most likely because ppl take a couple pills a few times a day. Well, that becomes a problem when the tylenol is 500mg per pill and ends up being a few grams per day and can be toxic to the liver in high doses like that.
     
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    I'm not allowed to take paracetamol because it interferes with my Epilepsy meds, so for most severe pain (like the Migraines I get) I've used Ibuprofen and Codeine 200/12 for years now.
     
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