Teach teens to use acetaminophen safely and appropriately

As a teen influencer, make time to discuss how to use acetaminophen and all medicines safely. Remind teens to:

  • Always read the label to learn about the active ingredients in a medicine before taking it.
  • Ask a parent or guardian to examine the medicines in the medicine cabinet at home and to use a color marker to highlight acetaminophen as the active ingredient to make it easily identifiable if it is not already highlighted on medicine packaging.
  • Never take more than one medicine at a time that contains acetaminophen.
  • Never take more than the recommended dose of acetaminophen or take it for longer than directed on the label, unless directed by a healthcare professional to do so.