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The same active ingredients (acetaminophen and NSAIDs) are found in hundreds of commonly used OTC and prescription medicines. And if you take more than one medicine with the same kind of active ingredient at a time, it can increase your chance of harmful side effects. Nobody can remember what’s in hundreds of medicines. Check every label and take ONLY 1 medicine that contains the same kind of active ingredient at a time.

See if your medicines contain acetaminophen or an NSAID

But forgetting to check your ingredients in your pain relievers could put you at risk

How to Read Medicine Labels

What the warnings, directions, and other Drug Facts tell you

Dosing directions for acetaminophen and NSAIDs—all in one place

Directions by weight and age for acetaminophen and NSAIDs