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RECALL of some Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Rolaids, Simply Sleep & St. Joseph Products

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Dr. Yes, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    Yesterday (Jan. 15) a recall was announced on certain product lots OF
    TYLENOL, MOTRIN, BENADRYL ALLERGY ULTRATAB, ROLAIDS Antacid Tablets, SIMPLY SLEEP, and ST. JOSEPH Products.

    To check if you have any of these recalled products, check the McNeil Product Recall site:
    http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/

    (Press release:
    http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com/page.jhtml?id=/include/press.inc)

    From the above press release page:

    At the bottom of the above page you can click on a product's name to find out whether your lot has been recalled; you can also click on them on the main page (first one linked to in this post).
     
  2. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    If anyone's interested...

    Apparently this has been going on for a while, and even the FDA is pissed...

    "FDA Slams Tylenol Maker's Delay in Tainted Pill Recall"
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellne...ected-extra-strength-rolaids/story?id=9561842

    "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now getting more heavily involved in the recall as they state that the company has known about these issues for over a year."
    http://smartabouthealth.net/drugs/2010/01/16/major-tylenol-recall-sparks-fear-among-consumers/

    "With Tylenol recall 2010, a corporate icon stumbles"
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Money/new-...Tylenol-recall-2010-a-corporate-icon-stumbles
     
  3. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    Thanks for posting this Dr. Yes...

    IMHO all Tylenol should be taken off the market, or at the very least, made to be by prescription only. It is very hard on the liver, it depletes glutathione big-time, something PWC's don't need at all.

    From http://www.bami.us/wordpress/2009/0...enol-is-leading-cause-of-acute-liver-failure/ :

    "Many people think liver disease is solely alcohol-related. Although alcohol is a common source of liver damage, there are many other causes of liver disease. In fact acetaminophen (Tylenol) toxicity is the leading cause of acute liver failure, according to researchers from the University of Washington. "
     
  4. Dr. Yes

    Dr. Yes Shame on You

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    Hey dannybex,

    When I was hospitalized with pneumonia and sepsis a year ago, the doctors there would not give me even a single Tylenol to reduce the fever because my labs showed elevated liver enzymes (not even acutely elevated enzymes). This despite the fact that my stomach could not tolerate any other fever-reducer; they considered it safer just to let the fever (over 100 degrees for over a week) keep going. Even after I left the hospital they recommended I not take Tylenol until the enzyme levels returned to normal.

    So much for "the pain reliever doctors trust most", eh? :rolleyes:

    Unfortunately, this recall includes some other products that a lot of people with ME/CFS and potentially MCS use, such as Benadryl and Motrin. From what I'm reading, I wouldn't be surprised if the recall spreads to older lots, since these complaints are over a year old according to the FDA.
     
  5. starryeyes

    starryeyes Senior Member

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    Thank you very much for letting us know Dr. Yes.
     

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