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Archive for September 26th, 2007

Caffeine, Painkillers, and Liver Damage

Posted by David Bradley on September 26th, 2007

Paracetamol structure, TylenolWe recently reported on how acetaminophen can slow bone growth. Now, researchers in the US are warning that consuming large amounts of caffeine while taking acetaminophen, the widely used painkiller, could potentially cause liver damage. The combination of painkiller and caffeine is a well-known “morning-after-the-night-before” concoction and is often used to deal with an alcohol hangover, which presumably could compound the potential liver damage still further.

More on caffeine, painkillers, and liver damage here.