Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The FDA is considering changing is stance on Acetaminophen.

We all know that taking any thing prescribed by a doctor or even over the counter drugs have a slew of side effects that can scare the you know what out of us.
So now the all powerful FDA is rethinking it's position on Acetaminophens, and this surprises who???
Here is want I think... Always look for a natural alternative first.
I think we can agree that there is a time and place for regular doctors, but why not go the natural way first?
If you've been taking these dangerous medications, You Need to Detox Your Liver, Now!  
All the best,
Lou & Debbie

How is this for a headline?

The FDA is considering changing their recommendations for acetaminophen. 

So the question is why would they consider doing this?

Here is why...


The advisory panel recommended banning hydrocodone and oxycodone products (like Vicodin and Percocet) that contain acetaminophen. Vicodin and its generic counterparts contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen.  Percocet and its generic formulations contain oxycodone and acetaminophen. 
Acetaminophen is not uncommon – it is in many over-the-counter drugs, including Tylenol and cold/flu medication.  For this reason, taking one of these OTC drugs combined with either Percocet or Vicodin could result in an overdose.
The FDA panel has recommended lowering the maximum recommended dose of acetaminophen from 1,000 mg per dose to 650 mg. 
They also recommended lowering the maximum daily dose, which is currently 4 grams (4,000 mg).  Although they didn't specify what the maximum daily dose should be lowered to, it would most likely be in the neighborhood of 2,600 mg per day.
The FDA is not required to take the recommendation of the advisory panel, although they usually do.  Since the vote to ban Vicodin and Percocet-type drugs was so close, perhaps they will give it some extra consideration.
In the past, an FDA advisory panel also recommended removing painkillers Darvon and Darvocet from the market.  The drug-maker then voluntarily pulled the drug, due to a potentially deadly link to heart rhythms.
Stay tuned to see what happens.  If you know anyone taking these drugs, you may want to pass along the link to this posting...

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