How to Read a Drug Facts Label
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines have a Drug Facts label to help you select the right product for you and your symptoms and advise you how to use it correctly.
General safety tip: If you're taking more than one OTC medicine, make sure to compare the labels. Taking multiple OTC medicines with the same active ingredient can be harmful.
Roll your mouse over the label below to get more information
Click the tab to view page 2.
In addition, the label on prescription medicine containers lists the medication's ingredients. Some labels may feature abbreviated ingredient names.
General safety tip: “APAP” is an abbreviation sometimes used for acetaminophen in prescription medicine information. Look for this abbreviation on your prescription medicine labels to determine if your medicine contains acetaminophen — and if it does, don't take with another acetaminophen-containing product. This will help to ensure you are not taking more than one acetaminophen-containing product at the same time.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure if your medicine contains acetaminophen.