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Old 04 November 2007, 11:23 PM
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Icon86 Panadol causes kidney failure

Comment: DON'T TAKE
PANADOL AND PANADOL ACTI FAST AND PANADOL SOLUBLE especially if you have
gastric problems

FYI... One true story from a friend....

My husband was working in a hospital as an IT engineer, as the hospital is
planning to set up a database of its patient. And he knows some of the
doctors quite well.

The doctors used to tell him that whenever they have a headache, they are
not willing to take PANADOL (PARACETMOL). In fact,they will turn to
Chinese
Herbal Medicine or find other alternatives.

This is because Panadol is toxic to the body, and it harms the liver.
According to the doctor, Panadol will reside in the body for at least 5
years. And according to the doctor, there used to be an incident where an
air stewardess consumes a lot of panadol during her menstrual as she needs
to stand all the time. She's now in her early 30's, and she needs to wash
her kidney (DIALYSIS) every month.

As said by the doctor that whenever we have a headache, that's because it
is due to the electron/Ion imbalance in the brain. As an alternative
solution to cope with this matter, they
suggested that we buy 1 or 2 cans of isotonic drink ( eg.100PLUS), and mix
it with drinking water according to a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 (simply, it
means one cup 100plus, one
cup water.or 2 cups water).

Me and my husband have tried this on several occasions, and it seems to
work well.

Another method will be to submerge your feet in a basin of warm water so
that it bring the blood pressure down from your throbbing head.

As Panadol is a pain killer, the more Panadol you take, the lesser would
be your threshold for pain (your endurance level for pain).

We all will fall ill as we aged, for woman, we would need to go through
childbirth. Imagine that we had spent our entire life popping quite a
substantial amount of Panadol (Pain Killer) when you need to have a
surgery or operation, you will need a much more amount of general
anesthetic to numb your surgical pain than the average person who seldom
or rarely takes Panadol . If you have a very high intake of Panadol
throughout your life (Migraine, Menstrual cramps) it is very likely that
normal general anesthetic will have no effects on you as your body is
pumped full with panadol and your
body is so used to pain killer that you would need a much stronger pain
killer, Morphine??

Value your life, THINK b4 you easily pop that familiar pill into your
mouth again. Please send this to people you care about.
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Old 04 November 2007, 11:58 PM
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If it harms the liver how come the 'air stewardess' is washing her kidneys?

Drop-struggling with an image of someone washing their kidenys-bear
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Old 05 November 2007, 12:00 AM
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I thought it was quite well documented that paracetamol can harm the liver if you overdose. I could find nothing about kidneys.

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And according to the doctor, there used to be an incident where an
air stewardess consumes a lot of panadol during her menstrual as she needs
to stand all the time.
That's why they tell you to not to take over-the-counter meds for longer than a few days and to see your doctor if problems persist. (And YMMV, but I found Panadol to be useless for menstrual cramps anyway - anti-inflammatories were far better).

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She's now in her early 30's, and she needs to wash
her kidney (DIALYSIS) every month.
If you rely on dialysis, it has to be done several times a week!

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when you need to have a surgery or operation, you will need a much more amount of general anesthetic to numb your surgical pain than the average person who seldom or rarely takes Panadol .
Um, general anaesthetics don't numb pain - they make you unconscious so you don't register the pain. And if it's local anaesthetic they're thinking of, it works in a completely different fashion to paracetamol.
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Old 05 November 2007, 12:06 AM
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D'oh!

Panadol, not Pandora. I was wondering how my internet radio station was going to cause kidney failure.
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Old 05 November 2007, 12:25 AM
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Panadol is a brand name for acetaminophen. Overuse of acetaminophen can cause liver damage. That's no big secret.
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Old 05 November 2007, 01:43 AM
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The doctors used to tell him that whenever they have a headache, they are
not willing to take PANADOL (PARACETMOL). In fact,they will turn to
Chinese
Herbal Medicine or find other alternatives.
Quote:
As said by the doctor that whenever we have a headache, that's because it
is due to the electron/Ion imbalance in the brain. As an alternative
solution to cope with this matter, they
suggested that we buy 1 or 2 cans of isotonic drink ( eg.100PLUS), and mix
it with drinking water according to a ratio of 1:1 or 1:2 (simply, it
means one cup 100plus, one
cup water.or 2 cups water).
Are isotonic drinks really traditional Chinese medicine? Or don't they want to give the number of the herbalist they use so they're fobbing them off with one of the 'other alternatives'.
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Old 05 November 2007, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by lazerus the duck View Post
Are isotonic drinks really traditional Chinese medicine?
Oh yes, Lucozade has been around for centuries. It cures any number of illnesses.
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Old 05 November 2007, 08:26 AM
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In amongst all the rubbish, there is a tiny kernel of possible truth in that there is some research that regular doses of paracetamol can apparently harm the kidneys of a minority, as well as the documented dangers of overdoses harming the liver. (Cite).
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