OTC Pain Medication: What You Need to Know

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Tens of millions of Americans reach for over-the-counter (OTC) medications for relief of minor aches and pains. But just because they’re OTC doesn’t mean they’re harmless. And with more than 1,000 acetaminophen and NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) containing medications, choosing the right medication can seem overwhelming. This short film will guide you in choosing the medication that’s right for you or your loved one, and give tips on taking them safely. To learn more about storing and disposing of medications, visit the Alliance for Aging Research at http://www.agingresearch.org/drug-safety

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