OTC Pain Meds

Instructions for Over-the-Counter Pain Medication Use

 

  Whole dose Frequency Maximum dose
Acetaminophen (1)   500 mg tablet Every 4-6 hours as needed for pain Not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours
OR
Acetaminophen (1)   650 mg tablet Every 8 hours as needed for pain Not to exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours
 

The above can be taken in conjunction with ONE of the following:

 

Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)      (2-3) 200 mg              tablets Every 4-6 hours as needed for pain Not to exceed 18 tablets in 24 hours
Naproxen

(Aleve)

(1)   220 mg caplet Every 8-12 hours as needed for pain Not to exceed 3 caplets in 24 hours