Proper OTC Use of TYLENOL®
Your patients who use OTC acetaminophen or NSAIDs may not realize the importance of knowing the active ingredients and following dosing directions. Your guidance can help.
For information on acetaminophen overdose and the guidelines for the management of acetaminophen overdose, download this PDF.
|Common medication brands that contain acetaminophen|
|OTC (over-the-counter) medicines:||Prescription medicines:|
|TYLENOL®||Vicodin®, Norco®, Lortab® (Hydrocodone)|
|NyQuil®/DayQuil®||Percocet®, Endocet®, Roxicet® (Oxycodone)|
|Excedrin®||TYLENOL® with Codeine|
|Alka-Seltzer Plus®||Fioricet® (Butalbital)|
|This is not a complete list of OTC and prescription brands with products that contain acetaminophen.|
Key counseling messages
Remind patients to always follow the label and take only one medicine containing the same active ingredient at a time. Teach patients why knowing their pain relievers is important and reassure them of the safety and efficacy of TYLENOL® when used as directed.