Dr Oz: Hidden Sources of Acetominophen
Dr. Oz says there are over-the-counter medicines sitting in your bathroom cabinet that could be putting your health at risk, especially when taken too often. Do you often grab a bottle of Tylenol when you have headache? Read this warning first because it could literally save your life!
Dr Oz: Acetaminophen Warning
One of the most common over-the-counter pain medications is Acetaminophen (APAP), which is found in Tylenol, is probably sitting in your medicine cabinet right now. There are some side affects you may not be aware of when taking Acetaminophen, especially if you are taking it in high amounts. Dr. Devi Nampiaparampil explained that taking Acetaminophen on a daily basis at slightly too high a dose can damage your liver and be deadly.
She added that this is contrary to what we often believe, which is that an overdose only occurs when someone takes a large amount of pills at one time. Dr. Nampiaparampil told Dr. Oz that the maximum dose is 3,000 milligrams per day, which is just 6 Tylenol. Dr. Oz warned it is very important that you look in your medicine cabinet right now because there are several medications, over 600 actually, that have Acetaminophen as a hidden ingredient, which can be dangerous to your health.
Dr Oz: Warning Signs of Liver Damage
Dr. Oz says it is very easy to go over the 3,000 MG daily limit of Acetaminophen, especially if you have a headache combined with a cold or allergies and you are taking several different medications to help with your symptoms. When you take too much it literally sends your liver into a danger zone because it cannot keep eliminating toxins from your body at that rate. Dr. Oz says there are some signs you can look out for that your liver may be at risk.
- Yellow color in your skin, nails, or eyes
- Darker urine
- Itchy skin
Dr Oz: Non-Medication Headache Relief
Dr. Oz says that while you need to read your labels and check for Acetaminophen, there are also other more natural alternatives to treating a headache that you can try. If other remedies do not work, you can still take the Acetaminophen, just watch the dose.
- 400MG Magnesium to alleviate headache