Medicine Cabinet Minefields

  • By Jordan D. Metzl, M.D.
  • Published Jan 4, 2013
  • Updated Dec 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM UTC

Also known as: Tylenol, Paracetamol

Safer than NSAIDs in terms of causing bleeding, these medicines are most widely used for reducing fever. Since they don’t have a specific anti-inflammatory function, they are less popular than the NSAID group. The risk here is liver damage: Acetamenophin causes three times more liver damage than all other medicines combined. Stick to the recommended dose.

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