Everyday Overdose

tylenol

It’s likely that your family regularly uses it. It shows up in hundreds of everyday products. If fact, you even give it to your kids.

Yet, this drug is the nation’s leading cause of liver failure, and is one of the top drugs causing overdoses around the world.

I’m talking about acetaminophen.

However, I’m not hear to warn you about Tylenol or other drugs that contain acetaminophen, but to teach you how easy it is to overdose on everyday drugs.

For example, if you’re sick, you may take acetaminophen as a pain reliever three to four times a day. Then, you may take a cold medicine too, not knowing that it contains acetaminophen. Now, you’re already at risk of taking too much.

Pay special attention to the active ingredients in every medicine you take—especially if you’re using a pain reliever and cold medicines. Even with the best intentions, you can cause more harm than good.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional, Morning Glory, Evening Grace, here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

Listen to today’s audio here.