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 drug) containing medications, choosing the right medication can seem overwhelming.
Once you’ve chosen a medication that’s right for you or your loved one, it’s important to store it safely to keep it out of the hands of young children and prevent misuse. And once you’re done with that medication, it’s important to dispose of it properly.