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Get Responsible Relief When You take Acetaminophen For Dental Pain

February 9th, 2016

Acetaminophen is an active ingredient in more than 600 over-the counter (OTC) and prescription medicines-including those prescribed to you by Dr. Kim D. Ho for dental pain relief. When taken as directed, acetaminophen is safe and effective. But if you take too much-more than 4,000 mg in a day- you could harm your liver. That’s why it’s so important to always read and follow your medicine labels. More importantly, you need to let Dr. Ho know if you are taking any other medications, prescription or OTC.

Where to find acetaminophen on your medicine labels?

On a prescription medicine label, look for the word “Acetaminophen,” sometimes shortened to “APAP”.

On an over-the counter medicine label, look for the word “Acetaminophen” where it says “Active ingredient”

Common medicine brands that contain acetaminophen:

Prescription Medications

Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab,

Maxidone, Norco



Percocet, Endocet, Roxicet Oxycodone,


TYLENOL with codeine

(Typically called TYLENOL #2 OR #3)



Fioricet Butalbital,

Acetaminophen, caffeine

Ultracet Tramadol hydrochloride,


Over-the-counter medications

Alka-Selzer Plus Goody’s Powder St. Joseph HBP
Comtrex Midol Sudafed
Contac Mucinex Theraflu
Coricidin NyQuil/DayQuil Tylenol
Dristan Pamprin Vanquish
Excedrin Robitussin

This is not a complete list. To find out if your medicine contains acetaminophen, read the label, call Dr. Kim D. Ho at West Gray Dental, or simply go to GetReliefResponsibly.com

Just remember: Take ONLY 1 medicine at a time containing acetaminophen!!!!!