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What should and shouldn't you do when taking acetaminophen?

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Never take more than one product at a time that’s made with acetaminophen. For instance, if it’s in your headache pill and your cold medicine, and you take them both, you could get more than you should.

Check the “Active Ingredients” section of the “Drug Facts” box on your OTC medication, or the label on your prescription, where it may be called “APAP” or “acetam.”

SOURCES:

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition.

American Liver Foundation.

FDA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

SOURCES:

Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition.

American Liver Foundation.

FDA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on March 31, 2019

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