Does Acetaminophen Dull More Than Your Pain?

The common pain reliever may also affect your mood.

Not only can acetaminophen block pain, it may level out your emotions, too. A study of 153 people found that those who took the med felt less moved after viewing both joyful and disturbing images than those who hadn't taken the pill. Acetaminophen may affect our serotonin levels, which help regulate mood. Who knew the med could have this subtle side effect?

This story originally appeared in the July/August 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.

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