I heard Tylenol is rough on the liver?
- 11-03-2009, 05:39 PM
- 11-03-2009, 10:13 PM
It is. Dirty little secret that the FDA chooses to ignore, because they'd rather be going after bodybuilders.
11-04-2009, 09:08 PM
too much is not good. one and awhile is fine. but then again i take methalated ph's. good thing your liver can regenerate and heal its self.
12-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Tylenol is terrible for your liver. Considering the half life of alcohol and tylenol, you should never take tylenol within five days of drinking. If you are taking orals, which are likely much rougher than alcohol, avoid tylenol completely. Here is some info copy and pasted from a Cecil Adams article:
Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of acute liver failure, even if we leave alcohol out of the picture. According to one study, it accounts for 20 percent of cases (Schiodt et al, Liver Transplantation and Surgery, January 1999) An as-yet-unpublished follow-up puts the number even higher--30 percent. Acute liver failure isn't that common. Still, 70,000 cases of acetaminophen toxicity are reported each year.
(Substitute methylated oral users for heavy drinkers)
...heavy drinkers (two or more drinks per day)... suffer worse liver damage from Tylenol than people who OD on purpose. Of 71 patients treated at a Dallas medical center for acetaminophen overdose, 50 were attempted suicides and 21 were victims of an accidental overdose (Schiodt et al, New England Journal of Medicine, October 1997). The would-be suicides on average took twice as much of the drug as the accidental victims. Yet far more of the latter went into a coma (seven versus three) and died (four versus one). Why? Because most of the accidental victims were alcoholics. Five people--three accidental victims, two attempted suicides--overdosed on less than four grams, the claimed safe dosage for 24 hours.
Let's not forget kidney damage. A December 1994 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that a daily tablet of acetaminophen for a year or 1,000 pills over a lifetime doubled the odds of kidney failure.
02-05-2010, 03:31 PM
i never ever ever use tylenol or any substance that has acetaminophen. its terrible. life extension has been trying to get it banned FOREVER.
even when i had a cold for a week or two i refused to use nyquil.
discomfort of a cold > liver damage
For me, the action IS the juice.
02-05-2010, 06:52 PM
holy hell. during my last cycle, it was non methylated but i took nyquil for like 5 days every night during a terrible cold. glad it wasnt methylated, i woulda had to play a little farwell song for my liver
02-05-2010, 11:51 PM
You could probably say any drug is hard on the liver since that is where the metabolism takes place. Use in moderation and you'll be fine.
Here are your fun facts for the day:
When you take a prescription painkiller its usually an opiate+acetaminophen. The safety of dosing is dependent on the acetaminophen and not the opiate.
And FYI, cats can't metabolize acetaminophen and even a small amount will result in kidney failure.
02-06-2010, 01:20 AM
03-02-2010, 12:20 AM
03-02-2010, 02:27 PM
A lot of the pain killers that are used in the pharmacy are paired up with aspirin not tylenol. If you see any drug with acetaminophen, that's Aspirin not tylenol.
Ie: Hydrocodone APAP= Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen
Oxycodone APAP= Oxycodone and Acetaminophen.
So the prescription painkillers are not as bad as tylenol, AS LONG as you take it how it's directed. Obviously if your not in pain and your just pill popping you can expect addiction and/or liver failure.
03-02-2010, 04:48 PM
This woman I used to work with was taking tylenol pm's for sleep everynight for a while and she ended up having to go get an mri because she had like a hole in her stomach or something. Watch out.
03-02-2010, 05:18 PM
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