The Food and Drug Administration will limit the amount of the pain reliever acetaminophen allowed in commonly used prescription drugs such as Percocet and Vicodin to reduce the danger of harm to the liver.
The FDA will be making changes to the amounts of acetaminiphen allowed to be included in drugs such as Percocet and Vicodin - a maximum of 325 milligrams.
I pretty much think that the main reason they add the tylenol ingredient to these pain killers is because they will cause an overdose thereby blocking how much of the opioid an addicted person can safely take.
I understand that some of the time resease pills are now coming in a crush proof formula as well which a lot of legitimate chronic pain sufferers have trouble taking as they are not dissolving well in their systems.
It's pretty sad that people who don't even want to take pain pills, but need to, have to deal with the fact that so many other people are addicted to pain pills.
And don't get me started on why I have to show my drivers license to buy a pack of sudafed.
I think its a good thing they will reduce the amount of acetaminophen in vicodin and the other prescriptions. So many people are putting undo strain on their livers because of this additive.
Tylenol is about the only over the counter pain reliever a Crohn's sufferer can take. Many also take prescription opioids. Most are taking these medications with a lot of attention from their doctors and not not addicted and in fact would rather not take any extra pills since they take so many already and don't want to take anything extra that they don't need.