Tips for Using Acetaminophen Safely

Follow, teach, and discuss these tips for safely using or administering a prescription or OTC containing acetaminophen

  1. Always read and follow the label on all medicines—for prescription as well for nonprescription medicines. Learn more about the Drug Facts label here.

  2. Know if a medicine contains acetaminophen before you take it. If you're not sure about the ingredients in the medicine you’re taking or administering, talk to a healthcare professional or your local pharmacist for more information.

  3. Never take more than one medicine that contains acetaminophen at the same time.

  4. Do not take more than the recommended acetaminophen dose.

  5. Do not take acetaminophen for longer than directed on the label, unless directed by a healthcare professional.

  6. Do not take prescription medicines that aren't prescribed for you.