When someone takes a medication sold to them over the counter, they expect the drug to help them. But as a dangerous drugs attorney TN relies on, I know over-the-counter drugs can cause more harm than people realize. Believe it or not, a drug may be FDA approved and available without a prescription, but still cause serious damage.

You might think it’s the responsibility of the Pharmaceutical companies to ensure their products are safe if used properly. But when a company is making $245 billion in revenue from a medication, do you think a couple billion dollars in lawsuits and fines is going to stop them?

To keep yourself and your family safe, here are three common over the counter drugs you need to be careful with.

Baby Powder

One of the main ingredients in baby powder is talcum powder, made from the mineral talc. Research has repeatedly linked talc to cancer. One study suggests that talcum powder can travel into a woman’s internal organs, and increase the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer by 20 to 30 percent. So the presence of talcum in baby powder is a big cause for concern.

To be safe, opt for a talc-free baby powder alternative like cornstarch or arrowroot powder.


It may surprise you that acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, can be highly dangerous. In fact, it’s responsible for more than 100,000 calls to poison centers each year. In 2009, the FDA reported that acetaminophen was the leading cause of acute liver failure in the US between 1998 and 2003. Numerous people have come forward with reports of serious liver damage from using Tylenol exactly as directed on the label.


Zofran is an over the counter drug many women take during pregnancy to treat morning sickness. However, if taken during the first trimester of a pregnancy, Zofran can have devastating consequences. It has been associated with serious birth defects in babies. These include heart murmurs, holes in the heart, cleft lips, and cleft palates, among many others. Sadly, some babies have even been born with just one kidney due to Zofran.

Contact a Dangerous Drugs Attorney TN trusts today for FREE.

If you think you or someone you love has been injured by a dangerous over the counter drug, give us a call at (901) 327-2100 or contact us online. A consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate dangerous drug attorneys is absolutely FREE, no strings attached. We can talk through your specific situation and discuss any concerns you may have.

Though I cannot restore you or your loved one to health, I can help you get compensation for your injury so you can focus on healing. Let us help you get the justice you deserve. Give us a call today.