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Yes. That is: They can cause hearing loss. They are properly classified as ototoxic agents. Paracetamol/Acetaminophen is certainly not entirely harmless. In fact it is properly classified as an ototoxic drug. An effect observed for quite some time. According to the individual studies: This is more pronounced when using it in each of these cases: higher ...


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The referenced study is likely "Analgesic Use and the Risk of Hearing Loss in Women" in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The conclusion states In conclusion, this prospective study showed that use of ibuprofen or acetaminophen 2 or more days per week is associated with an increased risk of hearing loss in women and that the magnitude of the risk ...


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Let's start with a simpler question, and build up. Do drugs last longer than the expiration date? Yes, for most but not all drugs. The American Medical Association were concerned about the wastage of pharmaceuticals due to expiry dates. The US Department of Defense has been collecting data on this, because they stockpile a billion dollars worth of drugs (...


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No. You can certainly shorten the lifespan by storing medications outside the recommended temperature range, though. Keep in mind that the chemists designing medications know quite a bit about them. And that whenever possible medicines are designed to store at room temperature. As to the subquestion about the efficacy of storing meds at lower temperatures, ...


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Statins for or against dementia? Irrelevant. So: no in both ways. Statins seem to have both benefits and detriments. There are a few side effects of notable gravity. While most conventional practitioners emphasise the harm reduction potential and health benefits, downplaying the side-effects that even have to be listed in the packaging, the so-called '...


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