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)
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 Reliever Comparison Chart

Help patients with questions choose an appropriate OTC analgesic.

Teach responsible pain relief

Explain proper ways to choose and use OTC analgesics.