Quick Facts

Take with Care

Just like adults, plenty of American teens are using over-the-counter pain medications. But did you know that most – 3 in 4! – are doing so without talking to an adult or a health care professional first? Whether it's for headaches, sports injuries, or general aches and pains, OTC pain medications can be both safe and effective, but you need the facts! Here's what teens and parents need to know in order to take with care.