Label Changes Did Not Cut Accidental Acetaminophen Overdoses Label Changes Did Not Cut Accidental Acetaminophen Overdoses
Although acetaminophen is safe at therapeutic doses, overdose entails a risk for acute liver failure. Clinicians should review patients ' OTC medications, said the researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - May 4, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen Label Changes Not Linked to Accidental OD Admission
TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 -- Modifications to labelling standards for acetaminophen, implemented in October 2009 and September 2016, were not associated with trends in hospital admission for accidental acetaminophen overdose, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Palliative Care in Assisted Living
Mrs. M is a 92-year-old woman residing in an assisted living community. Her medical history includes hypertension, gout, hyperlipidemia, atrial fibrillation, hypothyroidism, and melanoma with invasion into the parotid gland; she has had removal of a lesion and a parotidectomy with nerve involvement impacting the 7th cranial nerve. Her medications include oral levothyroxine, 100 μg daily; oral vitamin D, 1,000 units daily; oral probenecid 500/colchicine, 0.5 mg daily; oral lisinopril, 5 mg daily; oral furosemide, 20 mg daily; oral duloxetine, 60 mg for depression; oral carvedilol, 6.25 mg twice a day; oral aspirin, 81 mg d...
Source: Caring for the Ages - March 29, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: Barbara Resnick, Paige Hector Tags: Interdisciplinary Team Case Studies Source Type: news

Plastikon Healthcare Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Milk of Magnesia Oral Suspension 2400 mg/30 mL, Magnesium Hydroxide 1200mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200mg/Simethicone 120mg per 30 mL, and Acetaminophen 650mg/ 20.3mL, Unit Dose Cups, Due to Microbial Contamination
Lawrence, KS, Plastikon Healthcare, LLC is voluntarily recalling three (3) lots of Milk of Magnesia 2400 mg/30 mL Oral Suspension, one (1) lot of Acetaminophen 650mg/ 20.3mL, and six (6) lots of Magnesium Hydroxide 1200mg/Aluminum Hydroxide 1200mg/Simethicone 120mg per 30 mL to the hospital, clinic (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

oxycodone/acetaminophen
Title: oxycodone/acetaminophenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/24/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 24, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sodium-Containing Acetaminophen May Raise Risk for CVD
MONDAY, Feb. 28, 2022 -- For individuals with or without hypertension, initiation of sodium-containing acetaminophen is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a study published online Feb. 23 in the European... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Excess Sodium in Soluble Acetaminophen Tied to CVD Risk, Death Excess Sodium in Soluble Acetaminophen Tied to CVD Risk, Death
"Compelling" new research links the hidden extra sodium contained in soluble forms of acetaminophen/paracetamol to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 24, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

How a Remote Himalayan District Achieved an Extraordinary COVID-19 Vaccination Rate
To access the main road from his home high in the Himalayan mountains of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Ram had to first climb down a mile of steep, unpaved, sloping path. From there, it was another 90 minutes on the main road to the village of Padampuri. That’s where the only government hospital and walk-in COVID-19 vaccination center in the Dhari area—home to some 30,000 people spread across 46 villages—is located. It was early September, and India was still recovering from a devastating second COVID-19 wave, driven primarily by the Delta variant. According to official government figures, more than 40...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nilanjana Bhowmick/Uttarakhand, India Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature India Londontime longform Magazine overnight Source Type: news

Regular Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Heart Risks
Title: Regular Acetaminophen Use Tied to Higher Heart RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/11/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/14/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - February 14, 2022 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Link Between Analgesics, Incident Tinnitus Explored in Women
THURSDAY, Feb. 10, 2022 -- The risk for tinnitus is not increased in association with frequent low-dose aspirin use, but it is increased with moderate-dose aspirin and with frequent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and acetaminophen use,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over-the-counter pain relievers may increase tinnitus risk, study finds
Frequent use of over-the-counter pain relievers, including aspirin and acetaminophen, increases a person's risk for tinnitus, a study published Wednesday by the Journal of General Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol: Four side effects when you go to the toilet - recent warning issued
PARACETAMOL, also known as acetaminophen, is a commonly used medicine that can help treat pain and reduce a high temperature. Recent research suggests that regular paracetamol use by people with high blood pressure could increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

hydrocodone/acetaminophen
Title: hydrocodone/acetaminophenCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/1/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 1, 2022 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

US hospital stays in children and adolescents with acetaminophen poisoning - Shadman KA, Edmonson MB, Coller RJ, Sklansky DJ, Nacht CL, Zhao Q, Kelly MM.
OBJECTIVES: Acetaminophen poisoning occurs in all age groups; however, hospital-based outcomes of children with these poisonings were not well characterized. Our objectives were to describe the incidence, characteristics, and outcomes of hospital stays in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Acetaminophen poisonings in Chilean healthcare settings: a 20-year story that does not end - Sanhueza-Aroca T, Verdugo-Silva S, Olate-Fica E, Rivas L, M üller-Ramírez C.
BACKGROUND: Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) is one of the most used and prescribed anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs worldwide. It has become one of the main drugs related to accidental and intentional overdoses in many countries, including Chile. The obje... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news