I read today that they are talking about adding black box warnings to drugs such as vicoden and percocet in regard to the tylenol. It would help a lot if people even bothered to read the print outs that pharmacies provide with a prescription. Most of the information regarding side effects, tylenol additions etc, are listed right there on that sheet.
Many people don't realize that there is additional tylenol is cold medicines, theraflu, nyquil and the like. It is common sense to read the labels and that would reduce a great number of these accidental overdoses of tylenol.
The gram thing also needs to be clearly explained since I'm sure that many people are unaware that 2 extra strength tylenols = 1000 mg or 1 gram , so the maximum number of extra strength tylenol a day that a person should take is 8, they are now saying that it should be reduced to 6, so a maximum dose of 3000mg or 3 grams a day.
It would make more sense to remove the tylenol from the cold products and the sleep products that it is combined with ( OTC products that is) than it would to than to remove it from the pain medications and then make it so that two pills have to be prescribed in order for a patient to take a combination medication like percocet or vicoden.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.