Do you know the differences?
OTC pain medicine differences can matter to your health.
When recommending a medicine for you, a healthcare professional considers your symptoms, age, health conditions (past and present), medications, and more. Make the most of your next visit by taking these steps:
Make a list of the medications and other supplements you are currently taking. These include OTC and prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements
Prepare a list of questions
If you are unsure which pain medication may be appropriate for you, or how to use it responsibly, here are some questions to ask your healthcare professional:
Which OTC pain reliever may be most appropriate for me based on my health conditions, age, or other medicines?
Do the other medicines I am taking have the same ingredient?
Could it interact with my other medicines or vitamins?
Are there possible side effects?
What should I do if my symptoms don’t go away or if they worsen?