Acetaminophen is an active ingredient in more than 600 over-the counter (OTC) and prescription medicines-including those prescribed to you by Dr. Kim D. Ho for dental pain relief. When taken as directed, acetaminophen is safe and effective. But if you take too much-more than 4,000 mg in a day- you could harm your liver. That’s why it’s so important to always read and follow your medicine labels. More importantly, you need to let Dr. Ho know if you are taking any other medications, prescription or OTC.
Where to find acetaminophen on your medicine labels?
On a prescription medicine label, look for the word “Acetaminophen,” sometimes shortened to “APAP”.
On an over-the counter medicine label, look for the word “Acetaminophen” where it says “Active ingredient”
Common medicine brands that contain acetaminophen:
|BRAND NAME||GENERIC NAME|
|Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab,
|Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet||Oxycodone,
|TYLENOL with codeine
(Typically called TYLENOL #2 OR #3)
|Alka-Selzer Plus||Goody’s Powder||St. Joseph HBP|
This is not a complete list. To find out if your medicine contains acetaminophen, read the label, call Dr. Kim D. Ho at West Gray Dental, or simply go to GetReliefResponsibly.com
Just remember: Take ONLY 1 medicine at a time containing acetaminophen!!!!!