×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Heart Disease | heart disease | Tylenol

Benefits and Problems of Tylenol for Heart Disease Sufferers

By    |   Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:39 AM

Tylenol, a household name in pain relief, contains acetaminophen, which is generally considered the safest pain reliever for people with heart disease. However, there are some causes for concern to consider when taking acetaminophen drugs such as Tylenol.

For people who suffer with back pain and heart disease, Tylenol may not be the most effective drug they can take for pain relief. According to The Lancet, Australian researchers found in a trial that participants who took acetaminophen did not show better results than the placebo control group, although everyone has a different reaction to certain pain relievers, including Tylenol. NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen, have shown better test results against back pain; however, they are not recommended for patients with heart disease.

ALERT:
4 Things You'll Feel Before a Heart Attack

In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration added a warning to labels on drugs containing acetaminophen that the drug could cause severe skin reactions such as reddening, blisters, and rash.

The most serious problem associated with acetaminophen for heart disease sufferers is potential liver damage. According to Harvard Medical School, the recommended limit for taking acetaminophen is “4,000 milligrams a day — about 12 regular-strength tablets.” Excessive doses of Tylenol in large doses could lead to liver damage, according to FDA test results of acetaminophen.

While drinking alcohol, particularly red wine, in moderation has been shown to have some benefit for heart disease sufferers, mixing alcohol with acetaminophen has been linked to increased liver and kidney damage, according to Men’s Journal.

Despite these drawbacks, Tylenol is still among the best pain relievers for heart disease patients, because it does not pose more immediate heart-related risks like NSAIDs present.

URGENT: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk Now — Click Here

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


FastFeatures
Tylenol, a household name in pain relief, contains acetaminophen, which is generally considered the safest pain reliever for people with heart disease. However, there are some causes for concern to consider when taking acetaminophen drugs such as Tylenol.
heart disease, Tylenol
290
2015-39-17
Thursday, 17 September 2015 01:39 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.

PLEASE NOTE: All information presented on Newsmax.com is for informational purposes only. It is not specific medical advice for any individual. All answers to reader questions are provided for informational purposes only. All information presented on our websites should not be construed as medical consultation or instruction. You should take no action solely on the basis of this publication’s contents. Readers are advised to consult a health professional about any issue regarding their health and well-being. While the information found on our websites is believed to be sensible and accurate based on the author’s best judgment, readers who fail to seek counsel from appropriate health professionals assume risk of any potential ill effects. The opinions expressed in Newsmaxhealth.com and Newsmax.com do not necessarily reflect those of Newsmax Media. Please note that this advice is generic and not specific to any individual. You should consult with your doctor before undertaking any medical or nutritional course of action.

 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App