Acetaminophen – Too Much Can Kill You
Acetaminophen is sold under a myriad of brand names, the most well known is Tylenol. It is available over-the-counter, but too much can be very harmful. In fact, acetaminophen overdose “remains the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the UK, North America and Europe.”
There are generally two ways people overdose on acetaminophen, taking too much at once or taking it too often. Both can cause multi-organ failure and even death.
While all drugs have side effects, many people underestimate the dangers associated with acetaminophen, possibly because they think it is just like aspirin or ibuprofen. Acetaminophen should be treated as a more dangerous substance.
Taking drugs should always be avoided. See your doctor of chiropractic first if you have headache or other pain. Chances are they can address the cause rather than temporarily mask the pain.