What is a white oblong pill with AZ 328 inscribed on one side?

Not Medical Advice: The pill imprint "AZ 328" belongs to a generic form of Tylenol (Extra Strength Pain Relief, Acetaminophen 500 mg).

Acetaminophen is used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, and fevers. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines as well.

The FDA patent for acetaminophen was issued in 1951, but it was not until two years later that the Sterling-Winthrop company began selling this drug. In 1955, the brand Tylenol was release by McNeil Laboratories.

In health buss, researchers have found that far lower levels of acetaminophen can be toxic to humans than previously thought, shedding light on how people can easily overdose on the commonly used over-the-counter painkiller.

The discovery was made during the development of liver-on-a-chip technology to be used for pharmaceutical and other safety testing. The concept is that, rather than testing products on animals, companies and researchers can use tiny versions of the human liver for testing. Read more at UPI.

Prevent accidental poisoning with these medication safety tips shared by Safe Kids Worldwide.

Friday, August 21 2015