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Study Finds Acetaminophen Use By Pregnant Women Could Cause ADHD

A new study found that pregnant women who take a common, over-the-counter pain reliever run a higher risk of their children developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

02/24/2014

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But It’s Only Tylenol …

With cold and flu rampant in Colorado, here’s a warning about using a popular pain and fever reliever — acetaminophen — the active ingredient in Tylenol. But as CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida reports, more than 600 products contain acetaminophen, making it easy to overdose — and suffer liver failure.

01/18/2014

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The Most Dangerous Medicine?

What do you think is the most dangerous medicine in your medicine chest? New research suggests it’s an old favorite used by young and old alike: acetaminophen. Dr Dave Hnida reports on a new study that says it’s easier to OD on acetaminophen products than we previously thought.

11/23/2011

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The Directions Are Smarter Than You

The makers of Extra Strength Tylenol have just changed the recommended dosage of their product. But unless you’re a math major, you still may have trouble staying within the safe range of the active ingredient: acetaminophen. Medical Editor Dr Dave Hnida has some advice.

07/29/2011

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FDA Hopes To Clear Up Confusion About Acetaminophen Dosage

Federal health officials are considering whether to add dosing instructions for children under 2 years old to products such as Children’s Tylenol.

05/17/2011