The best way to lose weight is through exercise and a proper diet. Some people think there is a correlation between acetaminophen and weight loss. Read on to find out if that is true or just another diet myth.
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen, an analgesic featured in over-the-counter and prescription medication, relieves pain and reduces fever. This medication comes in tablet, capsule, liquid, powder, chewable and suppository forms and may be ingested with or without food according to information provided by Medline Plus, a National Institutes of Health website. Acetaminophen is approved for use in children and should only be used as directed on the label or by your health provider.
Acetaminophen Overdose: Acetaminophen can be toxic even in supposedly safe amounts of 4,000 mg per day according to information provided by the Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide. It warns overdosing on acetaminophen may occur overtime cause liver problems requiring hospitalization for tens of thousands of American’s each year especially for those individuals with alcohol over a long period of time. As the liver metabolizes acetaminophen it forms a small amount of a compound harmful to liver cells.
Weight Loss: Overweight and obese people intentionally manipulate their diet to lose weight. Burning more calories than you consume is an integral part of this weight loss equation. Accomplish this goal by eating fewer calories-500 per day for one pound of weigh loss per week–and adding an exercise routine to your weekly schedule. Thinking weight loss surgery is the easy way out of dieting? Doctors reserve weight loss surgery and diet pills for clinically obese patients with medical complications according to information provided by Medline Plus. However, even these drastic weight loss measures require dieting and exercise.
Over-the-Counter PMS Medication: Ladies use pre-menstrual medication to alleviate menstrual symptoms. Take acetaminophen as a standalone pain reliever or in combination with other medication. Some popular over-the-counter PMS medications combine acetaminophen with a diuretic and an antihistamine to combat the symptoms associated with pre-menstrual syndrome. The acetaminophen relieves headaches, back pain and cramps. The diuretic helps you lose the water weight that causes bloating in some women during their period.
Pregnancy: When you’re pregnant even an over-the-counter medication or herbal remedy you occasionally take could be harmful to the fetus. Pregnant women should use extreme caution when using the medication acetaminophen with Codeine No. 3 because neonatal withdrawal syndrome, according to information provided by Drugs.com. Serious side effects of this medication in children that warrant contact with your health professional include weight loss, tremors and vomiting as well as diarrhea, irritability and a high-pitched cry.
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