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You know your pain. Know how to manage it smarter, safer.

Dr. Byron Cryer joined us via Facebook Live to share the common myths and misconceptions associated with OTC pain medicines, as well as tips to keep you and your families safe:

Over-the-counter pain medicines can help reduce your pain when used safely. But it’s important to know what you are taking.

Check with your gut and follow each of these steps when you reach for the medicine cabinet:

magnifying-glassRead and follow your medicine labels.
pencil-paperKnow what you are taking and only take one product at a time containing the same type of active ingredient.
chat-bubblesTalk to your health-care provider if you have questions.

What else should you know?

pills-yellow-whiteYour ingredients

Many of our common medicines such as Tylenol®, DayQuil® and NyQuil®, ibuprophen, naproxen and aspirin contain the same active ingredients.
Learn more about which medications shouldn’t be taken together.

pills-orangeYour dose

Many non-prescription and prescription medicines share the same ingredients. Taking multiple products — even for different ailments — can result in overdose.
Get the facts on the associated health risks.

heartYour pain

Pain, particularly chronic pain, affects your life and sometimes keeps you from being able to do what you want and need to do.
Pain is personal and no one knows and understands your pain like you do.


The third-party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners. The American Gastroenterological Association developed this education program with sponsorship support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare.

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