Choose a type of pain reliever

Acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are safe and effective when used as directed.

There are some important things you need to consider when taking either one, or a product that contains both.

*NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) include aspirin, ibuprofen, magnesium salicylate, and naproxen sodium.

The list above does not include every medicine that contains acetaminophen or NSAIDs.

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Check the Drug Facts Label

If you have a medicine that is not listed here, you can check the 'active ingredients' section of the Drug Facts label or ask your pharmacist or healthcare professional. Be sure to take only one medicine containing the same kind of active ingredient (acetaminophen or NSAID) at a time.

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