FDA Warns of Rare Acetaminophen Risk
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/ForConsume ... 363067.pdf
Other problems with acetaminophen include...
The People's Pharmacy wrote:Long-term use of acetaminophen has also been linked with certain blood cancers. In one study of nearly 65,000 people, those who took acetaminophen-containing products at least four days a week for four years or more had nearly double the risk of being diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma (Journal of Clinical Oncology, online May 9, 2011).
Several studies have suggested that regular use might be linked to an increased risk of wheezing, asthma, allergies or eczema (Chest, Nov. 2009; American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Jan. 15, 2011). Some experts believe that increased use of acetaminophen in kids might be contributing to the epidemic of childhood asthma (Pediatrics, Dec. 2011).
Data from the Nurses' Health Study II suggest that women may develop hearing loss if they take acetaminophen or ibuprofen on a regular basis. The investigators suggest that middle-aged women worried about hearing loss might not want to rely heavily on such medications for joint pain, menstrual cramps, backache or headache (American Journal of Epidemiology, Sept. 15, 2012). Men also appear susceptible to this adverse reaction (American Journal of Medicine, March, 2010).
There is also some concern that acetaminophen, like other non-aspirin pain relievers, may have negative cardiovascular effects such as increased blood pressure (Joint Bone Spine, July, 2013).
ACETAMINOPHEN SIDE EFFECTS:
- Liver damage/liver failure
- Rash (any skin reaction must be reported to a doctor immediately as it could become life threatening)
- Allergic reactions (anaphylaxis, which can be life threatening)
- Kidney damage
- High blood pressure
- Asthma, wheezing, atopic dermatitis, eczema