Teachable Medicine Moments

Use your influence as a parent, teacher, coach, or community leader to help teens understand how to use medicines safely and why safe medicine use is so important. Also, be a role model when you are taking or administering any prescription or OTC medicines that may contain acetaminophen. Always use medicines appropriately and as directed.

Consider these tips for talking about how to use acetaminophen safely:

  • Start local.  Use casual conversations, family or team meals, or discussions about general health, conditioning, or injury-related issues to explain how and why to take acetaminophen as directed.
  • Learn how and why teens can abuse or misuse prescription and OTC medicines. Be aware of the warning signs of misuse or abuse.
  • Share what you learn with other adults in the community and encourage them to use this information to educate teens whom they influence.