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Why isn't Tylenol safe?

The main risk of Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is liver damage, as this article from the FDA advises: This drug is generally considered safe when used according to the directions on its ...
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Why isn't paracetamol routinely combined with n-acetylcysteine?

Several combinations between analgesics and other compounds could be interesting for medical treatment and used in pain treatments, however, the logic isn't only effectiveness. For a medication to be ...
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Can ibuprofen and paracetamol be taken together?

Yes, it is safe. The mechanism that ibuprofen and paracetamol use are different and don't interact negatively. In fact, the two drugs (medicines) can be used in conjunction for a synergistic effect so ...
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Effects of taking too much painkillers

Yes, taking too much painkiller can be harmful. Two common painkillers are acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol) and ibuprofen (brand name Advil). They each have different risks. Paracetamol / ...
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Do painkillers cure headaches or just stop us from feeling it?

How do painkillers work? When part of your body is injured, special nerve endings send pain messages back to your brain. Painkilling drugs interfere with these messages, either at the site of the ...
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What is the mechanism by which paracetamol improves sleep?

It is rather suggestive of a nocebo effect since there is no mechanism to explain a connection between sleepiness/weakness and paracetamol use. According to eHealthMe, out of the 1,171 people who ...
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How to decide which painkiller to take?

1. NSAIDs can increase the chance of heart attack or stroke. This risk may be greater if you have heart disease or risk factors (for example, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes) ...
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