Tylenol – Toss It Out

For those who didn’t know, like myself until the other day there was a very large recall on all Tylenol products. There was some sort of smell that got tied into the medicine, which is a material used for treating wood. I for one have always been a proponent of Tylenol, it does a great job most of the time but I’m surprised that I didn’t hear about this until recently. So if you have any Tylenol in the house make sure to toss it out, I now most people use Panadol in Kuwait but recently they introduced Tylenol and I brought some over from the US with me when I came back from the US. I noticed on this trip that there weren’t any Tylenol in any of the shelves of the pharmacy, I asked why and they said they didn’t have stock of them, nothing about the recall, so I just picked up some Advil. I prefer Advil most of the time, but its only available in the US and not every location had so I picked up Tylenol. I have a few bottles of the gel caps and they are all going to be thrown in the trash. I was wondering why I got rid of the headache but my stomach was acting up after taking Tylenol, but it didn’t happen every time. Not worth the risk, I’m tossing it all out and if you know anyone using Tylenol then toss it out too.

The FDA said about 70 people have been either sickened by the odor – including nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea – or noticed it. The recall includes some batches of regular and extra-strength Tylenol, children’s Tylenol, eight-hour Tylenol, Tylenol arthritis, Tylenol PM, children’s Motrin, Motrin IB, Benadryl Rolaids, Simply Sleep, and St. Joseph’s aspirin.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. advil liquid gel caps available in salam hosp pharmacy. my favorite pain killer is excedrin. u wont need any reason 2 try something else

  2. omg, mum been complaining from stomach pain and diarrhea alot lately and she uses tylenol for headache and flu alot !
    Gotta warn her, thanks for the info dear !

  3. never tried it…
    been on Advil for years but after trying Pandora Advance,, i throw the Advil in a basket sitting in the room corner,, or was it the toilet corner??! ah i forgot!

  4. @nym – Thank you! I will check for it! Didn’t know they sold Advil here!

    @LadyB – Same here! So I tossed everything out when I found out!

    @vampire – You mean Panadol Advance! lol!

  5. Doc

    Active compound in Tylenol and Panadol are exactly the same (Acetaminophen = Paracetamol) Just different names for the same thing…

    Just thought you would like to know…

  6. Z, almost all the US medicine are available in Kuwait.

    for headaches, Excedrin is the “it” medicine.

    for everything else Advil rocks

  7. @vampire – Lol!

    @Doc – I did know that! But it is something with the packaging that they did with Johnson & Johnson that caused this problem with medicine!

    @QABAQ I قبق – Thanks! Yeah, a lot of people have been telling me! I didn’t know that Advil was available!

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