Always Read and Follow the Medicine Label

When it comes to medicine, the majority of Americans report that they read and follow their medicine label. Yet common dosing mistakes can cause people to take too much medicine. Take acetaminophen for example – a common pain reliever and fever reducer. Almost half of overdoses with acetaminophen are unintentional. Always read and follow the medicine label. 

Acetaminophen Dosing For Infants And Children

It is important to always read and follow the label when giving medicine to your child. This guide will help you give your child the right amount of acetaminophen. If possible, use weight to dose your child; otherwise, use age. If your child is under 2 years of age, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for the right dose.

Acetaminophen: The Most Common Drug Ingredient In America

Each week, more than 50 million Americans use a medicine that contains acetaminophen—a drug ingredient found in more than 600 different over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Download this infographic to review four safe use steps and common dosing mistakes.

Acetaminophen: A Look at How Misuse Can Occur and What We Can Do to Promote Safe Use

This report, updated from 2014, reviews the dosing behaviors that can lead to unintentional acetaminophen overdose and explores the successful impact of ongoing education campaigns to drive safe use and prevent overdose-related liver damage.

Chronic Pain During Cold and Flu Season

Chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, migraines and back pain affect nearly one in three American adults, with the majority using medicine to manage their pain. As cold and flu season gets underway, here are some things you should know to use acetaminophen safely.

Awareness of Acetaminophen Safe Use Remains High

Research shows that since 2010, pain medicine users have consistently understood how to use their medicines safely and remain aware of the risks—specifically when it comes to acetaminophen, a common drug ingredient found in more than 600 prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.

Prepare for Cold and Flu Season

Double-check your medicine labels to avoid doubling up on medicines containing acetaminophen when treating illnesses during cold and flu season.