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Last Updated March 7, 2014
Welcome to the Acetaminophen Safe Use Program for Teen Influencers
Safe Medicine Use with Every Dose
For three decades, NCPIE has promoted and advanced safe medicine use by consumers of all ages including parents and other adult teen influencers. Our diverse nonprofit coalition of close to 100 members works to improve communication about how to use medicine safely and effectively.
Acetaminophen may not be on your list of things to discuss when you talk to teens about how to use prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs safely. But, it should be.
Here's why: Acetaminophen is the most common active ingredient in prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. More than 600 medicines contain it. When medicine containing acetaminophen is used as directed, it is safe and effective. But, there is a limit to how much acetaminophen can be safely taken in one day. Taking more acetaminophen than directed is considered an overdose and can lead to liver damage and death.
Learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely and appropriately and educate the teens you influence. The Acetaminophen Safe Use Program for Teen Influencers developed by the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) can help.
Choose a topic to learn how to use acetaminophen safely: