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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.

On this page, you’ll find tools and information to help you reinforce appropriate use of acetaminophen. Download the “Common medication brands that contain acetaminophen” chart to help support your recommendations.

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)
Mucinex® Ultracet® (Tramadol)
  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.

OTC Pain Relievers Comparison Chart

Help patients with questions choose an appropriate OTC analgesic.

Explain proper ways to choose and use OTC analgesics.