Tag: "acetaminophen" at medical news
New guidelines for treating pediatric migraine released
ST. PAUL, Minn. Both ibuprofen and acetaminophen
are safe and effective for treating migraine headaches in children and adolescents, according to the American Academy of Neurology and the Child Neurology Society, whose new practice guideline is published in the December 28 issue of Neurology, the s...
Humble Planaria worm offers ideal model for drug withdrawal research
... analgesics, with a current project looking at how acetaminophen
produces its effects. Through pharmacology, he combines his interests in math, engineering and the brain. His primary interest is in figuring out how drugs work and produce their effects. ...
Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief
... says. Two trials compared the oral pain medicine acetaminophen
to placebo. Only one showed any effect and that was on a measure of mother-infant feeding interactions after circumcision. Three trials reported that music or recordings of sounds from within the womb showed little effect on heart rate, blood pressur...
Max daily OTC dose of acetaminophen shows efficacy comparable to Rx doses of naproxen for OA pain
... recommended over-the-counter (OTC) daily doses of acetaminophen
(APAP) provide efficacy comparable to prescription...no statistical differences between the efficacy of acetaminophen
and naproxen for the management of osteoarthritis pain of the hip and knee, said Dr. Anthony Temple,...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for April 2004 (first issue)
...estigators found that greater use of the analgesic acetaminophen
was prospectively associated with an increased rat...ntestinal side effects. According to the authors, acetaminophen
increases glutathione levels in the lung, which may predispose persons to oxidative injury and bronc...
Heavy drinkers use narcotics to relieve back pain, despite possible interactions, UMHS study finds
... of Chicago. In addition, painkillers that combine acetaminophen
and narcotics, such as Vicodin, could cause severe liver damage when mixed with alcohol. The study, published in the December issue of Disability and Rehabilitation, is the first to look at the relationship between alcohol and chronic back pain. ...
In some people, overuse of some analgesics can lead to kidney damage
... and a coauthor, said that heavy use of aspirin or acetaminophen
is associated with a recently discovered condition...o doses of full-strength aspirin or extra strength acetaminophen
every day for a year. (He stressed that it does not include those patients taking a dose of baby asp...
Nation's two largest medical specialty groups issue migraine treatment guidelines
...en as well as naproxen sodium and a combination of acetaminophen
plus aspirin and caffeine. Acetaminophen alone has been proven not to work for migraines. If NSAIDs don't work, physicians should prescribe drugs called triptans. The guidelines advise treating migraines immediately and also treating the nausea and v...
130-year-old mysteries solved: how nitroglycerin works; why patients develop tolerance
...tics,chloral hydrates used for sleep disorders and acetaminophen
(Tylenol) inhibit mALDH activity,"he said. "For that reason, heart patients who take nitrate drugs such as nitroglycerin may dobetter if they did not take those drugs." In addition, alcohol will interfere with nitroglycerin, so these patients probab...
New research adds to evidence that acetaminophen may prevent colon cancer in lab animals
...New York Medical College suggest the pain reliever acetaminophen
may prevent early biological changes that can lead...y of evidence, we observed that even low levels of acetaminophen
showed a powerful protective effect in colon cells exposed to the carcinogen, said lead researcher G...
Accidental overdose with Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) carries a greater risk of death
...d to hospital because of accidental poisoning with acetaminophen
(paracetamol) are at greater risk of liver failure...ver, if taken in excess it can be fatal. Taking an acetaminophen
overdose overwhelms the liver's ability to process the drug. The excess acetaminophen
is then proces...
Study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center investigates effectiveness of two popular dietary supplements to improve symptoms of osteoarthritis
...ain just as well as simple analgesic drugs such as acetaminophen
or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin and ibuprofen. But both acetaminophen
and NSAIDs provide only minimal improvement in joint pain and function. Moreover, when used over th...
Management of osteoarthritis pain
...thin this comprehensive approach, over-the-counter acetaminophen
may be the only drug required for the relief of jo...armacologic strategies. The ACR recommendation of acetaminophen
as initial drug therapy for mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis pain is based on the overall cost, effec...
Newly revised recommendations affirm medicine
...e very pleased that the ACR continues to recommend acetaminophen
as the initial drug therapy for the mild-to-modera...of a comprehensive treatment program such as this, acetaminophen
may be the only drug required for the relief of joint pain."...