The best way to take your over-the-counter pain reliever? Seriously.
Over-the-counter pain relievers/fever reducers (the kind you can buy without a prescription) are safe and effective when used as directed. However, they can cause serious problems when used by people with certain conditions or taking specific medicines. They can cause problems in people who take too much, or use them for a longer period of time than the “drug facts” label recommends. That is why it is so important to follow label directions carewfully. If you have questions, talk to a pharmacist.