Vicodin, Percocet to be axed?
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(07-08-2009, 02:43 PM)Satori Wrote: Really? I take Tylenol because I'm breastfeeding and not supposed to take aspirin. I also give Tylenol to my toddler to help her with teething pain. Now I'm wondering if aspirin, while verboten, might not be a lesser risk. Ticked off that nobody told me this.

As long as one is careful, acetaminophen can be used safely.  The problem is with pain meds, sometimes people take extra when the regular dosing is not taking away the pain.  Secondly, many people consume alcohol, or another drug, which is metabolized in the liver.  This can exceed the capacity of the liver to handle and so the person winds up with liver damage.  An adult might need to consume 10-30 extra strength tablets, depending on circumstances, to experience toxicity.  Add alcohol or another drug and less is required.  Babies obviously could withstand much less.  A twenty-five pound baby  might only need to consume two extra strength tablets to experience toxicity.  I personally will not take any drug unless absolutely necessary. For pain I would choose ibuprofen or aspirin, but it has to be pretty bad before I would even take that.  Aspirin and ibuprofen can be toxic too.  I am not providing medical advice; consult your doctor.   
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Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Underdog - 07-08-2009, 01:26 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by timoose - 07-08-2009, 01:36 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 01:59 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Satori - 07-08-2009, 02:43 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Mrs_Spock - 07-08-2009, 02:48 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by timoose - 07-08-2009, 03:48 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 03:51 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 04:04 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Historian - 07-08-2009, 04:14 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Satori - 07-08-2009, 04:26 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-08-2009, 09:28 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-08-2009, 09:30 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by DrBombay - 07-08-2009, 10:14 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Mafalda - 07-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-08-2009, 10:18 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by DrBombay - 07-08-2009, 10:27 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Mafalda - 07-08-2009, 10:29 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-08-2009, 10:33 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 11:32 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 11:36 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-08-2009, 11:46 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-08-2009, 11:59 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-09-2009, 12:11 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Iuvenalis - 07-09-2009, 12:21 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Spooky - 07-09-2009, 12:29 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Paloma - 07-09-2009, 12:31 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Scipio_a - 07-09-2009, 01:19 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Underdog - 07-09-2009, 01:20 AM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by ErinIsNice - 07-09-2009, 01:38 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Satori - 07-09-2009, 02:37 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by whoknows - 07-09-2009, 03:16 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Texican - 07-09-2009, 03:19 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by sheep101 - 07-09-2009, 07:17 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by sheep101 - 07-09-2009, 07:19 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Scipio_a - 07-09-2009, 11:28 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by mom - 07-10-2009, 01:39 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Satori - 07-10-2009, 02:17 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Underdog - 07-10-2009, 03:19 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-13-2009, 11:21 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Texican - 07-14-2009, 01:13 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Anthem - 07-14-2009, 05:58 PM
Re: Vicodin, Percocet to be axed? - by Texican - 07-14-2009, 06:02 PM



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