Posts Tagged ‘Acetaminophen’

We’ve all heard the warnings, the cautionary tales of people in legitimate pain being prescribed a medication to help, which ultimately ends up becoming a bigger health problem than the one it was meant to treat. The dangers of long-term use of prescription painkillers like Vicodin or Percocet have been covered extensively by the media, […]

Chances are you’ve taken acetaminophen in the past year. After all, it’s a common medication found in a host of popular over-the-counter products, including cold and flu medications. While these seem harmless (they’re available over the counter, after all!), acetaminophen overdose is currently the leading cause of liver failure in the US. The problem isn’t […]

What do you really know about this popular painkiller that is increasingly being abused? We hear so much about the dangers of misusing prescription drugs, but how much do we really know about the prescription pain relievers at the center of the news stories? Hydrocodone Basics Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic […]