According to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2006; 296:87-93, the popular over the counter painkiller paracetamol can cause liver malfunction even if taken for just a few days.
This was discovered when 145 volunteers took a 4 gram dose every day for 14 days. A third of these volunteers had abnormal liver enzyme activity after just a few days. These abnormal readings persisted for up to 11 days after the treatment was discontinued.
Researchers cannot figure out why this have never been noted before in such a popular drug? They figure that maybe it was because the group tested were Hispanic Americans and perhaps they are more prone to liver problems than other groups?
Hmm�I wonder why this hasn�t been published before? I wonder if the �authorities� will issue a �warning� on the label? Somehow I doubt it! Somewhat of a double standard isn�t it?
Remember recently I talked about Black cohosh, the traditional Herbal Remedy for which the authorities are now insisting labels carry a warning against possible liver damage in �rare� cases. This is in spite of the fact that there is no direct link to Black cohosh ever contributing to liver damage, and that the users of this herb in whom some liver damage was detected were all users of prescription drugs!!!
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