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How can I find out if a medication contains acetaminophen?

You can determine if an over-the-counter (OTC) medicine contains acetaminophen by checking the product's drug facts label under the heading "active ingredients." If you don't know the active ingredients of your prescription medicines, ask your dentist or physician. You should follow all directions on the drug facts label, prescription label or both.

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