When you have pain, do not pay attention to what a drug you just want relief, said the king. People think ‘if I can buy without a prescription, it can be harmful. They do not realize exceeding the maximum dose can cause liver damage.The solution proposed by the researchers is to develop a universal icon of paracetamol that appear on all drug labels.
The study shows that 31 % of participants knew Tylenol acetaminophen content. In addition, 75 % of participants knew Bayer Aspirin contains 47 % knew Motrin contained ibuprofen, 19 % knew Aleve contains naproxen sodium, and 19 % knew Advil ibuprofen content.
The study was funded by an unrestricted research grant from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which manufactures Tylenol. Wolf has worked as a paid consultant to McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
Wolf and King launched the study after an FDA panel in 2009 found that there was little concrete evidence of how consumers misuse over-the-counter. The Feinberg School team focused on acetaminophen because of its abuse has been of particular interest to the FDA.
The study, Colman hopes, will bring even more light on a complex issue. Although depression can be a difficult subject to deal with in everyday conversation, recent research has shown more than 50 % of people who are depressed are not in treatment, perhaps because, Colman says, does not recognize the symptoms, do not want or No treatment they receive appropriate treatment because of the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
In addition to providing a universal icon for acetaminophen on all medications, consumer focus groups suggested manufacturers place an icon on Tylenol that resembles a red stop sign that indicates the maximum dose of 24 hours. Consumers also said that as a warning more clear about potential liver damage on the packaging.
People make billions of doses of prescription painkillers such as Tylenol every year, but many do not pay attention to the active substances they contain, such as paracetamol, according to a new drug study at Northwestern. This lack of knowledge of ignorance, and especially popular analgesic acetaminophen in the presence of more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription drugs could be an overdose of acetaminophen main reason has become the leading cause of acute liver failure in the U.S.
People may unintentionally misuse of these drugs to the point that cause severe liver damage, said Wolf. It ‘easy to exceed the safety limit, if people do not realize what they are taking acetaminophen. Unlike prescription products, there is no door, no one is watching as you take.
It can also be difficult to identify the drug to certain drugs. Acetaminophen is called APAP prescription drugs.
And ‘confused, even if a person is looking for acetaminophen on the label, would not know APAP is the same ingredient in Tylenol, says King.