Tylenol and Pregnancy
Tylenol (known generically as Acetaminophen) is an important drug when your child has a headache, fever, toothache or muscle injury. It can help ease the pain and allow your child to get a good night's sleep.
Unfortunately, Tylenol is also a powerful toxin. The problem with Acetaminophen is that it affects the liver. The liver is the place where your body processes Acetaminophen to remove it from the bloodstream.
This natural removal process is the reason why you have to take Acetaminophen every four hours or so. When you take too much Acetaminophen, it overloads the liver's ability to handle the drug.
In the process, it creates a toxin that kills your liver, and you die several days later.Too much Tylenol can kill your child. The thing that makes Acetaminophen dangerous, especially for children, is that the difference between a "dose" and a fatal "overdose" is small.
Ways to prevent dangerous doses of Tylenol to your child include:
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