Posts Tagged ‘cold’

Immune Booster Sale at Swanson Health Products

September 17th, 2009 No comments

If you’re getting ready for the upcoming flu and cold season, be sure to check out the current sale on selected immune boosting products at Swanson Health Products. The sale runs through midnight on September 21, 2009. Enter SEPTSAVE for the coupon code for the sale. This article highlights astragalus root and zinc lozenge products on sale and provides pointers to articles on other immune boosting supplements such as vitamin D3, N-acetylcysteine, elderberry, and others.
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Health Risks from Tylenol, Acetaminophen, and Paracetamol

March 10th, 2009 3 comments

Tylenol is a common over-the-counter painkiller used worldwide. It’s the name-brand version of generic acetaminophen (US name) or paracetamol (name outside of the US). Both generic names are taken from the full chemical name N-acetyl-para-aminophenol. It’s sometimes referred to as APAP. The drug appears both in tablets by itself as well as combined into many other solid and liquid medicines for colds, flus, fevers, and headaches. These include cough syrups and sleep aids. They are labelled and sold for children and adults.

Acetaminophen is also a common ingredient in many stronger painkillers. It is frequently mixed with stronger opioid painkillers such as codeine and hydrocodone. The hydrocodone and acetaminophen mix is generally called Vicodin.
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