Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are among the most common medicines teens use.

Learn how to take OTC pain medicine correctly and safely.

  1. Take as Directed

    When taken as directed OTC pain medicine can relieve your pain and help you feel better

  2. Take Seriously

    Taking more OTC pain medicine than directed by the label can result in serious health problems, including liver damage, stomach bleeding, and kidney problems.

  3. Take with Care

    By reading and following the label when you take OTC pain medicines you can responsibly treat your pain.

What you need to know…