Originally Posted by Ramblin' Bronco
Dam, I'm taking these now for my kidney stone pain.
Seems like you should get an Rx for that kind of pain ... always heard it's comparable to childbirth. It's not of course, but point taken. If you can, get PercoDAN
(oxycodone in an aspirin suspension) instead of PercoCET
(an acetaminophen base).
This FDA action restricts acetominophen in combination with other drugs, but even by itself I stay far away. Aspirin is truly the wonder drug of all wonder drugs ... great for pain and systemically therapeutic too. Naproxyn and Ibuprofen for soft tissue. There's nothing Tylenol can do that these can't do better.
Now this is just sad ... from Wikipedia, an FDA advisory panel recommended BANNING these acetaminophen drugs nearly three years ago!! And now finally this week the FDA got around to it. Not BANNING of course, why listen to the experts?! Just slap a warning label on, done and done.
Well, the Wiki article says just 400 deaths a year, so that's just maybe 1100 dead since they ignored their own expert panel's advice. That might sound like a lot of bodies, but it's actually a very small number in relation to the population as a whole
This country is halfway down the tubes, I don' think there's any turning back at this point.
Implicated in deaths
On June 30, 2009, an FDA advisory panel recommended that Percocet, Vicodin, and every other combination of acetaminophen with narcotic analgesics be removed from the market because of their contributions to an alleged 400 acetaminophen related deaths in the United States each year, that were attributed to acetaminophen overdose and associated liver damage.
In December 2009, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported a study finding a five-fold increase in oxycodone-related deaths in Ontario (mostly accidental) between 1991 and 2007 that led to a doubling of all opioid-related Ontario deaths over the same period.