Tag: "acetaminophen" at biology news
A new target for painkillers
... Common pain medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen
often fail to relieve neuropathic pain. Morphine-like opiods such as oxycodone sometimes are used, but can cause constipation, nausea and a spaced-out feeling. Anticonvulsant drugs for epilepsy sometime are used to reduce the pain by decreasing ne...
Acetaminophen safe to use after heart attack but doesn't protect the heart
...n in its own separate category. The study "Role of acetaminophen
in acute myocardial infarction," by Bradley G. Les...it protect? The researchers wanted to find out if acetaminophen
can be used after a heart attack. In particular, they wanted to know if it is safe to use after subj...
University of Alberta researcher unveils world's largest drug database
...s that contain it. DrugBank will also tell you how acetaminophen
works, its side effects, how it's absorbed, how it's metabolized and how to take it. For biologists and chemists, DrugBank supports a wide range of sophisticated searches and queries. Combined with DrugBank's visualization software, these tools allo...
New study finds common herbal supplement helps to reduce cocaine cravings
... ways: to counteract the effects of an overdose of acetaminophen
(i.e., Tylenol), to break up mucus in respiratory ailments, to lessen the symptoms of colds or the flu, and even to reduce the effects of hangovers. It is important to note that over-the-counter NAC may not be produced in the same manner as the pres...
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh to lead international study of acute liver failure in children
...se, viral infections, reactions to medications and acetaminophen
(Tylenol) poisoning. A better understanding of the...liver failure that is caused by factors other than acetaminophen
overdose. NAC is approved only as treatment for acetaminophen
overdose. Basic research into genetic...
Action of nitroglycerin for chest pain may place some patients at risk
...ics, chloral hydrates used for sleep disorders and acetaminophen
(e.g. Tylenol). Alcohol may also block the effect of nitroglycerin, said the researchers. The researchers found through studies in mice that the cellular powerhouses -- known as mitochondria -- break down nitroglycerin to release nitric oxide, thereb...
Acetaminophen shows positive in vivo cardioprotective effects in heart attack, arrhythmia
...udied yet widely-used over-the-counter medication, acetaminophen
over the last few years is becoming recognized for...searchers decided to test the "common wisdom" that acetaminophen
had no potential in treating heart disease. This position has been popular in the medical community ...
Studying the chemistry of drugs in wastewater
...e several products, some unexpected. For instance, acetaminophen
forms multiple products, two of which are highly toxic. All the drugs were transformed significantly, and their products were generally more "hydrophobic" than the parent pharmaceuticals. Hydrophobic compounds are more likely to build up in the body....