Avoid acetaminophen when fighting your sunburn pain
By: Darrell Castle
With Spring and Summer comes fun in the sun and with fun in the sun, unfortunately for many fair-skin people, comes painful sunburns.
When people get sunburns, the natural reaction may be some form of lotion or aloe vera applied to the skin to combat the pain. Another reaction may be to turn to other pain relievers as a solution.
One of those pain relievers may be Tylenol, a very popular and recognized over-the-counter pain reliever.
However, I strongly urge you to think twice before taking Tylenol, or any other medications containing acetaminophen because of the dangers associated.
This comes on the heels of another FDA warning against extra-strength Tylenol, one in which the FDA announced all prescriptions containing over 325 milligrams of acetaminophen should be banned.
Acetaminophen has become the second-most common cause of acute liver failure requiring a transplant in the US. This is something that’s been going on for a while now, and Darrell Castle & Associates has stayed on top of it.
However, even with all of the FDA warnings and mass coverage on the dangers of extra-strength Tylenol, the drug is still widely sold in stores and doctors still recommend the drug to patients.
Don’t become a victim of Tylenol though. Instead, settle for other pain relievers not containing acetaminophen to remedy your sunburn pain.
If you’ve taken Tylenol and have experienced one of the following complications, please contact us today:
- liver failure
- liver transplant or waiting for a liver transplant
- serious liver problems that have led to major medical bills over a long period of time
And please, don’t wait to contact us as there’s a statute of limitation with this drug.
To see a list of other dangerous drugs we’ve investigated at Darrell Castle & Associates, click here.
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