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May 26th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Deaths reported in Tylenol recall investigation

(CNN) – There are new details about the FDA's investigation into the recall of Tylenol, Motrin and Benedryl drugs earlier this month. Hundreds of "serious side effects" have been reported, including dozens of deaths. Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta digs deeper for us.


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  1. LetSal

    What are the serious side effects? I started out with stomach irritation, heartburn, and sudden vomiting then it progessed to extreme fatigue and neurological problems-I looked like I was being poisoned. With all of this, I even started losing weight–6 pounds in one week–I only weigh 105 pounds normally and stand at 4'11". I purchased the bottle of Tylenol bc I recently had braces put on and was taking it more than usual, now after several trips to my doctor and the ER for sudden tingling in my arms I'm being sent to a neurologist. I stopped the Tylenol and didn't take any for at least 2 weeks and was feeling more like myself and the dark circles and sunken eyes went away-then one Thursday night I had a slight headache and took the last one in the bottle I had, went to bed and when I woke up I felt the same sick way. I had not checked the recall list, but figured I better since we never know and it's on the recall list! Now what am I suppose to do–I'm going to my doc this Wednesday, but can they even find this poisonous chemical in my system almost a week later? Please release a list of serious side effects to the public–I'm a mother, wife, daughter, sister, cousin, niece, and friend-loved by many and there are many others out there like me that could be going through this and not know why.

    June 1, 2010 at 1:46 am |
  2. Omar Penamorales

    Could you share the list of all these side effects with the public?

    May 27, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  3. chuck thomas

    This clip would hae been a lot more useful if Dr. Gupta named the specific products that were problematic. Was it all Tylenol products or just some? And how can he be sure products now on the shelves are not old enough to be among the ones that contained infectious material?

    May 26, 2010 at 11:35 am |