The Food and Drug Administration has issued a guide for patients to help them understand pain medicines and use them safely.
The guide includes information about over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pain medicine. It includes some of the problems that can occur when acetaminophen, NSAIDS, or opiates are not used as directed. Knowing the active ingredients in a pain reliever is important so that patients won’t use several different medicines with the same ingredient at the same time. Read the rest of this entry »