Which Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Are Right for You?

First, tell us about your pain.

What type of pain do you have?

How much does pain interfere with your daily activities?

How long have you had the pain?

Certain over-the-counter pain relievers should not be taken for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor. Consider seeing a healthcare professional about your pain if it lasts more than 10 days.

Do you have any of the following conditions?

Your health conditions can affect which over-the-counter pain relievers are right for you.
(Select all that apply.)

Do you currently have, or do you have a history of, any of the following?

(Select all that apply.)

What medicines are you currently taking?

Not sure? Check the labels on your medicines.

The medications you take can affect which over-the-counter pain relievers are right for you. Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional if you have questions about a medication’s interaction with an over-the-counter pain reliever.
(Select all that apply.)

Are any of these statements true for you?

A few other factors can affect which over-the-counter pain relievers are right for you.
(Select all that apply.)

Lastly, how old are you?

Your age can also affect which over-the-counter pain relievers are right for you.

(Select all that apply.)


This OTC Pain Reliever Quiz is brought to you by KnowYourOTCs.org. Any information supplied does not constitute medical advice. For more information, please visit the KnowYourOTCs.org "Terms of Use" page. Talk to a healthcare professional if you have any questions or concerns about your symptoms or any pain relief options.