Do you read the ingredient labels of all the over the counter and prescription medications you take?

Do you read the ingredient labels of all the over the counter and prescription medications you take?

Bignuf Bignuf
During flu season especially, people are taking pain relievers, cough syrups and other medication, many of which have acetaminophen in them. In their quest to feel better, they are quickly becoming acetaminophen toxic and doing liver damage to themselves.

Do you read the ingredient labels of all your medication to make sure you are not getting too much of any one chemical?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I stay aware of the ingredients and so can avoid toxic levels of components like Acetaminophen.
Gracie , Rossie , XxFallenAngelxX , Creepellah , MissCandyland , Rod Ronald , EmuLove , Bleu , Real or memorex , amazon , Gone (LD29) , nikki0668 , misterazor , tamerlan , Ayumi , Wicked Wahine , shorejen9 , travelnurse , spiced
19
No, if it is over the counter, I just take it, and don't worry about what's in it.
gabs33 , Katelyn , Feisty , inkky , kdlt , Soup , Living Doll , Mrs.Tee
8
I have no clue what you are talking about.
Other?
Septimus , gabs33 , giftdgecko , poetprincess , Allstars316 , darthkitt3n
6
Total votes: 33 (32 voters)
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Gracie Gracie
I'm not really worried about acetaminophen toxicity because I rarely buy products that contain it. I just like to know what I'm buying and putting in my body.
01/13/2013
Septimus Septimus
I have food allergies, so I read the ingredients for every single thing that I put into my body including medication.
01/13/2013
Rossie Rossie
I picked the first one. I read labels on everything I get, making sure there are no adverse reaction to the other medications or supplements I'm currently taking.
01/13/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
Of course.
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sexytileena / absolutely love sex sexytileena / absolutely love sex
Yes, I stay aware of the ingredients and so can avoid toxic levels of components like Acetaminophen.
01/13/2013
Rod Ronald Rod Ronald
I read them just so I know what I'm putting in my body
01/13/2013
giftdgecko giftdgecko
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
During flu season especially, people are taking pain relievers, cough syrups and other medication, many of which have acetaminophen in them. In their quest to feel better, they are quickly becoming acetaminophen toxic and doing liver damage to ...
I check but I generally try not to take the meds if i can help it
01/13/2013
EmuLove EmuLove
I always take less than the "recommended" dosage unless its Midol but they make acetaminophen free Midol too
01/13/2013
Bleu Bleu
I do if I'm SUPER sick because I will basically push my limits of acetaminophen and make sure I fall short of it but I don't do it for too long (I usually don't stay sick long) so I don't mess up my liver.
01/13/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
I watch tylenol intake because I worry about this. The therapeutic and toxic doses are uncomfortably close.
01/13/2013
Feisty Feisty
Nope.
01/13/2013
amazon amazon
I generally do
01/13/2013
inkky inkky
I Don't Worry Too Much About Ingredients.
01/14/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
My big issue when I was sick recently was trying not to double up on cough suppressants between my cold medicine and my cough lozenges.

Also, I prefer ibuprofen to acetaminophen as a pain reliever/fever reducer, so I try to make sure that my cold medicine either contains ibuprofen or doesn't have a pain reliever at all so I can just take an Advil separately if necessary.
01/14/2013
nikki0668 nikki0668
Yes, I do.
01/14/2013
misterazor misterazor
i do my best. when talking pain killers or cold/flu meds and sleeping aides, i always pay attention.
01/14/2013
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
During flu season especially, people are taking pain relievers, cough syrups and other medication, many of which have acetaminophen in them. In their quest to feel better, they are quickly becoming acetaminophen toxic and doing liver damage to ...
I do if it is not something I have taken before..
01/14/2013
Ayumi Ayumi
I don't like medicine. So I always read the ingredients.
01/14/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
I have so many chemical sensitivities & allergies that I read all the ingredients on EVERYTHING that comes into contact with my body - it's just habit.
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Soup Soup
Nope
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Allstars316 Allstars316
Nope
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Living Doll Living Doll
Honestly? No, I don't.
01/14/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
Yes I do. I hate taking OTC meds so if I have to I want just what I need and not extra.
01/14/2013
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
I know for sure I don't take anything with acetaminophen in it, but that's just because I rarely take OTC medicine. If I take anything it is ibuprofen. I don't like depending on medicine to get me through the day.
01/14/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
During flu season especially, people are taking pain relievers, cough syrups and other medication, many of which have acetaminophen in them. In their quest to feel better, they are quickly becoming acetaminophen toxic and doing liver damage to ...
I usually just scheme through it
01/14/2013
travelnurse travelnurse
I do look to see what each one contains especially if I am mixing oTC's
01/14/2013
richsam richsam
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
During flu season especially, people are taking pain relievers, cough syrups and other medication, many of which have acetaminophen in them. In their quest to feel better, they are quickly becoming acetaminophen toxic and doing liver damage to ...
no i will just read what its for n if it seems like something i need to get rid of my cold then thats what i go with
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Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 28