Items Tagged ‘acetaminophen’

Ask the Doctors - Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best?

August 23, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Which over-the-counter pain reliever is safer – acetaminophen, ibuprofen, celecoxib or naproxen? It seems as if they all carry some risks. Pain is a symptom to which we can all relate.  It’s also an important indicator of possible injury within the body and should be acknowledged, not simply by taking medication, but by […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, Advil, Aleve, Ask the Doctors, Celebrex, celecoxib, Dr. Robert Ashley, ibuprofen, Motrin, pain relievers, Tylenol


Ask the Doctors - What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

April 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What are real risks of acetaminophen during pregnancy?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: Will taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy increase the chances that the child will have ADHD or autism?   The largest of these studies showed that, among children whose mothers ever used ace Here’s the important caveat: The two groups of women were themselves very different. Participants who used acetaminophen were more likely to […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, adhd, autism, Dr. Robert Ashley, pregnancy, Tylenol


Codeine isn't safe for kids. Here's how doctors can ease pain instead

December 7, 2017

Codeine isn’t safe for kids. Here’s how doctors can ease pain instead

By Ryan Hatoum rhatoum

Five years ago the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared codeine unsafe for treating post-surgical pain in children, such as surgery to remove the tonsils or adenoids. But years later, some doctors still prescribe codeine for children, a potentially dangerous practice, says Dr. Nina Shapiro, director of pediatric otolaryngology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Codeine […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, codeine, Dr. Nina Shapiro, ibuprofen, oxycodone, pain, pain management, pain medication, tonsillectomy, tonsils


Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

May 11, 2017

Over-the-counter pain relievers: Which one is right for you?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Before you reach for an over-the-counter (OCT) pain reliever to treat your headache or sore back, review your options. While these drugs are generally safe, they also have a number of side effects. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors (NSAIDs) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, such as ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen, relieve pain and reduce fever and inflammation. They can […]

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Tags: acetaminophen, arthritis, backache, brain inflammation, cold symptoms, gastrointestinal bleeding, headache, liver damage, menstrual cramps, muscle aches, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory inhibitors, NSAIDs