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.

OTC pain reliever comparison checklist

Check to see OTC pain reliever differences that could matter to your health

Forgetting to check the ingredients in your OTC pain relievers could put you at risk
How to Read Medicine Labels

Medicine labels matter to your health

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