In Brief: HRG on acetaminophen
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
HRG on acetaminophen: Public Citizen's Health Research Group recommends in its February Health Letter that consumers "abstain from heavy intake of over-the-counter acetaminophen (Tylenol is a well-known brand name), or NSAIDs like ibuprofen unless you have a chronic problem such as arthritis." HRG suggests consultation with a physician for long-term use of a painkiller, "especially if you are elderly, dehydrated, have diabetes mellitus, cirrhosis, kidney problems, or if you are taking other drugs such as diuretics known to increase the chance of renal toxicity"...
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