Aspirin

Aspirin

Aspirin is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers. Aspirin is also available in prescription medicines in combination with other ingredients. On some prescription labels, aspirin may be abbreviated as ASA or spelled out as acetylsalicylic acid. It is never abbreviated on an OTC […]

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Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers. Acetaminophen is also available in prescription medicines combined with other ingredients, and on some prescription labels it may be abbreviated as APAP. It will never be abbreviated and will always say acetaminophen on Drug Facts […]

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Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fever. It is also available in prescription-strength medicines. Ibuprofen is part of a group of pain relievers and fever reducers called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It may be written as ibuprofen sodium or solubilized ibuprofen, but […]

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