Education Tools - Over the Counter Medications

Over the Counter Medications – Proper Dosing and Safe Use

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Help your patients understand whether OTC medications for pain are right for them and if so, how to use them safely.

Help parents understand correct dosing for OTC medications for children and how to safely keep medications away from children.

Research shows patients don’t always know the potential risks of double dosing on medicine. Remind them to double check their medicine labels to avoid doubling up on acetaminophen.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT Regarding Pediatric acetaminophen: Many manufacturers and retailers of pediatric acetaminophen solid dose medicines are transitioning to a single strength of 160 mg chewables in the United States. For more information, including a patient handout and other resources, please visit this site.