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54%* of your patients may be at risk for adverse events if you’re not considering their comorbidities when recommending an analgesic9

Acetaminophen is safe when used as directed for a wide range of patients, including those on aspirin heart therapy, those with a history of stomach problems, and those with kidney dysfunction.1,4-8

*Percentage of consumers age 45+ who have high blood pressure, kidney disease, or are taking low-dose aspirin for heart health and thus may not be appropriate to use NSAIDs.

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