Overdose a potential danger during flu season
Acetaminophen commonly overused
- Duration 4:12
- Date Jan 13, 2013
Acetaminophen commonly overused
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-- that house on a house call and the flu and you.
We'll talk about this before getting advice of the doctors what do you do if you think you're getting the flu.
Well you don't have -- how to prevent it doctor somebody mentioned Tami -- So far been healthy but what what do you do it and not get this thing.
Wally I -- -- chance because you know have to get back to work and I figured if it is a flu I assume it's a food and -- are taking the time you flew.
I called mark person -- -- wanna decide to fix most did you guys but look I think it's an excellent question because you have to decide whether it's a common cold or -- -- the flu.
Carmen told usually has a lower feed their usually have congestion is yes some sore throat.
But -- body -- but it's not as bad flu is much more pronounced -- really knocks you out fever of 13104.
You have severe body -- Aren't productive cough and that's -- that's what I had so I started taking Tamiflu it's helping me but there are some upside to fix it now at the same time.
Because you want to get better you -- -- the payroll but Tyson which is you know for your cough.
You take some -- and you know assume the Fed you take some Alka-Seltzer and I'm what I'm worried about is the increase in toxicity off some of that.
-- to -- an offense and the effect of it in the liver and that's a debate topic who kept on.
-- main thing I was wondering about this because if you look at the ingredients and not everybody does they just take everything off the shelf.
Hasina met -- -- which is a prescription -- nonprescription drug that is highly recommended including by doctor Siegel.
Or 650 milligrams of this unit and that's higher than the normal capsules like to -- -- take that it says.
As many as twelve capsules I think in 24 hours.
That's a lot of Tylenol -- CNN -- Return to this topic because -- flu season everyone's loading up on these products and you can know that this and cinnamon offended 600 products -- number one.
The -- has -- more prescription drugs and any other chemical we have.
28 million people are taking acetaminophen a -- standalone.
But -- it's in 600 other -- that means a webpart -- that means terrible things whoever you're not if you have more than.
4000 milligrams a day of Tylenol or were there any other -- -- management product it's damaging to -- -- that you don't even need that if you drinking alcohol or you're getting it from different sources.
And we have a big problem right now -- -- children under two should not be taking it at all if you're over to you should be living and limiting it.
I don't think you should be getting anywhere near four grams of this stuff.
Here's what you can do your -- sorry mark four grams is about eight -- -- -- people -- title usually has about.
500 milligrams so right that's it's about eight pills which is what you're saying you should look at their -- that up right add up everything and make she'll get over 4000 look at him here are some tips you can alternate this really is Ibuprofen one -- it is a cinnamon for another you should check every product you have.
To see that has -- on the label.
The FDA is getting in on this game they're telling manufacturers we don't want more than 325.
Milligrams in -- maximum.
But that's not enough.
-- play these products it up with colds and flu this is a very important point because when you take a lot of cough medicine it could be necessary for you but you know you purposes by -- did miss is that goes on and on.
It adds up and you don't realize that there is that's that's a -- and on that now if you really want to make it really worse.
Then at some alcohol to it and you've done that's a real liver toxicity -- recognizing the symptoms abdominal pain nausea vomiting and if you catch the toxicity.
In the first eight hours you've got to go to -- -- -- immediately and what they do it is.
You know -- doctors they would put in -- -- gastric LeBlanc who washed his stomach and they also give you some antidotes to mention our little draw.
-- watch -- so -- of my sister is to watch your levels and doctor Siegel.
You know what do you do if you think again.
Well we do you -- you do with David decision to go to the emergency rudder room right away because it's less than 2% fatal.
If we get it right away it's the number one cause of acute liver damage in the United States number one it's being viral hepatitis now don't mix medications and -- makes medication and alcohol and tell you doctor everything it -- Okay.