Acetaminophen-containing medicines come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Sometimes because of space limitations on the prescription label, acetaminophen is abbreviated as: ACT, APAP, acet, acetamin and acetaminoph.
In a survey of college students, many of you told us that you didn’t know that so many OTC and prescription medicines contain acetaminophen. Here’s a short list of some of the medicines containing acetaminophen that you may find in your medicine cabinet. Tell your friends to:
Confirm which medicines from this list are in their medicine cabinet
Always read the label if they’re not sure if a medicine contains acetaminophen
Never take two medicines containing acetaminophen at the same time
BeMedWise Program at NeedyMeds, formerly the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), encourages healthcare professionals and community groups to foster patient–professional communication about medicines. However, BeMedWise does not supervise or endorse the activities of any group or professional. Discussion and action concerning medicines are solely the responsibility of the patient and their healthcare professionals, and not BeMedWise.
Please consult a licensed health care professional with questions or concerns about your medication and/or condition.