Acetaminophen appears to dull pleasure, not just pain, study finds

April 16, 2015 3:26 PM

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Acetaminophen appears to dull pleasure, not just pain, study finds

Acetaminophen, the pain-relieving ingredient found in Tylenol, Midol, and more than 600 medicines in the United States, can relieve not only pain but pleasure too, a new study suggests.

Acetaminophen is the most common drug in the country, and it has been used for more than 70 years. Previous research suggests the ingredient has a psychological effect in addition to relieving pain, but the current study, published this week in the journal Psychological Science, is the first to lin...

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