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Reap Acetaminophen Benefits While Minimizing Your Risk for Liver Damage

Posted by Linda Ly, M.D. on Oct 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

When’s the last time you read the product information sheet folded inside the Tylenol® box before downing a couple of the pills to relieve your headache? Be honest.  Chances are, the answer is never. Over-the-counter pain medications such as Tylenol are so commonplace we scarcely give them a thought. But we should.  Tylenol, Excedrin®, Midol® and other store brands contain acetaminophen, which poses a risk for liver damage.

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Topics: acetaminophen, midol, over-the-counter pain relief, tylenol, excedrin, liver damage, cold medicine

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