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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently required an update to the Drug Facts labeling of all adult, children’s, and infants’ non-aspirin over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), for example, Motrin®, Advil®, and Aleve® products.
These changes strengthen and expand existing warnings relating to the risk of heart attack and stroke associated with NSAIDs.
Download an NSAID label comparison illustrating these changes to aid in discussions with your patients.
A recent survey1 conducted by the US Pain Foundation, with support from Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., found that 97% of Americans feel confident when choosing which type of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicines to take. However, the survey also revealed that many consumers disregard critical safety factors—such as their age, health conditions, and other medicines they are currently taking—when choosing an OTC pain reliever.
March 6, 2017
Study, resources on OTC Pain Relievers
– The American Nurse