OTC pain medicine safe use
Are You Treating Cold and Flu Symptoms Safely?
If you take over-the-counter (OTC) cold and flu medicines, keep in mind that many OTC and prescription medicines share the same active ingredients. Taking more than 1 medicine with the same kind of active ingredient at a time can increase your chances of harmful side effects.
To be sure you’re using OTC medicines safely, always read the label and take ONLY 1 medicine that contains the same kind of active ingredient at a time.
Get a chart to check the active ingredients in your medicine.