Tag Archives: OTC

Enough (acetaminophen) is enough

As of yesterday, it got a little harder to take too much Tylenol®.  NPR reported on their Health blog Shots, that McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a division of Johnson & Johnson , is going to change the labeling on Extra Strength Tylenol® … Continue reading

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NSAIDs, even over-the-counter, not to be taken lightly

Have you ever suggested that a patient take an over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory or analgesic? Aside from the fact that prescribing medication is outside of the scope of physical therapist practice, the number of reasons against making a casual recommendation that … Continue reading

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…pssssssst… your patients are on drugs.

These are your patients: These are your patients on drugs: They look the same, don’t they? That’s because nearly all of your patients – young or old, athletes or critically ill – use some substance that changes their physiology. That … Continue reading

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