Acetaminophen
Extra Strength Pain Reliever
Acetaminophen
Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer
 
PRODUCTS
Acetaminophen
You buy one. We give one. For every product purchased, we"ll donate a product to a person in need. read more
OVERVIEW

b+b Acetaminophen is a safe and effective pain reliever and fever reducer when taken as directed.  We only use quality FDA/USP approved ingredients and have eliminated the excess box packaging to be a bit more friendly to our planet. 

For every b+b product purchased, we will donate a product to a person in need through our national partnership with Americares.  You buy one.  We give one, allowing you to manage your pain while helping others.

This website contains current product information and may differ from the information on the product packaging you may have.

Ingredients

Active Ingredient (In each Caplet)Purpose

Acetaminophen 500 mg - Pain reliever/fever reducer

Uses
  • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
    • headache
    • the common cold
    • backache
    • minor pain of arthritis
    • toothache 
    • muscular aches
    • premenstrual and menstrual cramps
  • temporarily reduces fever
Warnings

Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. The maximum daily dose of this product is 6 caplets (3,000 mg) in 24 hours. Severe liver damage may occur if you take:

  • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
  • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
  • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include: 

  • skin reddening 
  • rash
  • blisters

If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

Do not use

  • if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product
  • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.

Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin.

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • new symptoms occur
  • redness or swelling is present
  • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
  • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

These could be signs of a serious condition.

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

Directions
  • do not take more than directed
  • adults and children 12 years and over
    • take 2 caplets every 6 hours while symptoms last
    • do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
    • do not take for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor
    • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
FAQs
  • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain aspirin?

    No.

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain caffeine?

    No.

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain gluten?

    b+b uses no gluten ingredients.

  • How does b+b Acetaminophen work?

    b+b Acetaminophen contains the active ingredient acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and fever reducer.  Acetaminophen relieves pain by talking to the area of the brain that receives the pain signals and reduces fever by helping your body eliminate excess heat.

  • In what country is b+b Acetaminophen manufactured?

    United States.

  • Is b+b Acetaminophen an NSAID?

    No, b+b Acetaminophen is not an NSAID.   

  • Is b+b Acetaminophen safe?

    Yes, when used as directed.  Exceeding the recommended dosage may cause liver damage.

  • Should I take b+b Acetaminophen with food?

    You do not need to take on a full stomach or with food/milk.

  • What is an NSAID?

    NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are a group of chemical compounds that often are chemically unrelated but share therapeutic actions such as analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects.  

  • What is the active ingredient in b+b Acetaminophen?

    Acetaminophen is the only active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen is found in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines.  Do not take more than one medicine containing acetaminophen at a time.

  • What is the definition of a fever?

    A fever is the body’s response to a disease characterized by a rise in body temperature.  Although a fever could be considered any body temperature above the normal 98.6 F (37 C), medically, a person is not generally considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38.0 C).

  • What is the difference between acetaminophen and NSAID products, such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen Sodium?

    Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) reduce fever and relieve pain, but only NSAIDs have been shown to reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation).

  • Can I drink alcohol while taking b+b Acetaminophen?

    b+b Acetaminophen has acetaminophen as its only active ingredient. Consuming 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day while taking an acetaminophen product can lead to severe liver damage.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen before or after surgery?

    Consult your doctor because only he or she can best answer this.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have a heart condition?

    Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, is generally considered the safest pain reliever for people with heart disease.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have diabetes?

    Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, has not been shown to have an effect on blood glucose levels.  If you are a diabetic, please check with your doctor to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have high blood pressure?

    Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, is less likely than other pain relievers to increase your blood pressure.  However, consult your doctor before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have liver disease?

    Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use if you have liver disease.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen in between doses of my other pain relievers?

    Not recommended unless directed by your doctor.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen while pregnant or nursing a child?

    Ask a health professional before use.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with herbal supplements?

    Please consult your doctor or pharmacist since herbal supplements may contain complex formulations that can interact with medications.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my existing medical condition?

    If you are under a doctor’s care for any serious medical condition or are taking any other medications, you should consult with your doctor before using b+b Acetaminophen.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my high blood pressure medication?

    b+b Acetaminophen won’t interfere with certain high blood pressure medications like naproxen sodium can.  Consult your doctor before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my prescription medications?

    If you are taking any other drug, talk to a doctor before use to determine whether b+b Acetaminophen is appropriate for you.  b+b Acetaminophen should not be taken with other products containing acetaminophen.  If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist. 

    If you are taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using b+b Acetaminophen.  Always read and follow the drug fact label.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with nutritional supplements?

    Yes, but always discuss any risks with your doctor or pharmacist beforehand.

  • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with other over the counter (OTC) pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium?

    Not recommended unless directed by your doctor.

  • Can I use expired products?

    It is not recommended to use any over-the-counter product beyond the labeled expiration date.  Drugs can deteriorate over time and not be as effective once past their expiration.

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause kidney damage?

    Not when used as directed.  The National Kidney Foundation recommends acetaminophen, the active ingredient in b+b Acetaminophen, as the pain reliever of choice for occasional use in patients that have underlying kidney disease.  

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause liver damage?

    b+b Acetaminophen has acetaminophen as its active ingredient.  The safety of acetaminophen at recommended doses has been established through decades of use and scientific research; however, if you take too much, you could harm your liver.

    In case of an overdose, quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if no signs or symptoms are noticed. 

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause ulcers?

    b+b Acetaminophen is the preferred non-prescription treatment for pain in patients at risk for peptic ulcer disease since it is NOT an NSAID.

    NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, can cause ulcers by interrupting the natural ability of the stomach and the duodenum to protect themselves from stomach acid.  NSAIDs can also interfere with blood clotting, which has obvious importance when ulcers bleed.  Taking NSAIDS for a long time and/or at high doses, can lead to a higher risk of developing ulcers.

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen help with inflammation (swelling)?

    b+b Acetaminophen has not been shown to reduce inflammation.

  • Does b+b Acetaminophen help with migraine headaches?

    b+b Acetaminophen has not been shown to help with migraine headaches.

  • How many days can I take b+b Acetaminophen?

    Do not take for more than 10 consecutive days for pain or 3 days for fever unless directed by a doctor.

  • Is b+b Acetaminophen addictive?

    No. b+b Acetaminophen is non-narcotic and is not habit forming, nor does it demonstrate addictive properties.  

  • Will b+b Acetaminophen’s pain relieving effect diminish with long term use?

    No.  However, over-the-counter pain relievers should not be used for more than 10 consecutive days for pain or 3 days for fever unless directed by a doctor.

  • How do I break the safety seal on the b+b bottle?

    Upon purchase of the b+b bottle, the safety seal can be peeled off.  If you have trouble peeling the safety seal, feel free to use the corner of the bottle lid to puncture the seal to remove.

  • How do I open the b+b bottle?

    The corner lid turns clockwise like a regular lid but from an angle to allow for an easier and more precise pour.

  • Is the packaging child resistant?

    The b+b bottle is an easy open bottle and is not child resistant. The b+b blister pack is child resistant.

  • What was the thought process behind the design of the b+b blister pack?

    The blister pack was designed with on-the-go customers in mind.  Blister packaging is new to the OTC pain reliever category.  This packaging is child resistant and helps in the prevention of overdose situations.  With limited sharp edges, these blisters are less likely to cut while in your pocket.  Leave one on your nightstand or slip one into your pocket on your way out the door.

  • Why does the b+b bottle open on the corner?

    The b+b bottle was designed to allow for a more precise pour that dispenses fewer pills at a time. 

  • Why is there a difference between the labels used on your website and some of the labels used on the product packaging?

    Periodically, the FDA requests that all manufacturers of over the counter (OTC) medications update drug fact labels.  Our website reflects the current label with any new guidance from the FDA.  As retailers replenish their b+b product inventory, you will see the updated label on our product packaging.  Continue to follow the directions for use on the product you purchased.  When used as directed, b+b’s products continue to be safe and effective.

  • Does b+b provide donations outside of the US?

    b+b’s primary focus is on Americares’ US relief programs.  Americares supplies medicines and medical supplies to free and charitable health care clinics across the U.S.  The nonprofit also responds to disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, etc.) in the U.S. by sending medicines and relief supplies.  However, in special emergency situations, Americares and b+b may decide to use b+b donated medicines for international relief efforts.

  • How can I be sure that b+b is donating medicines as promised?

    As a commercial co-venture with Americares, b+b is required to publicly file the executed agreement with multiple US states.  The attorney generals of those states ensure compliance with all the terms of our agreement with Americares and the promises that we make to our customers.

  • How does the b+b give back program work?

    b+b has a national commercial co-venture agreement with Americares that has been filed with the attorney generals of the required states.  Consumer purchases of b+b products trigger a donation of medicines to Americares health-focused relief efforts nationwide.  Click here for more details.

  • Who is Americares?

    Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs.  For nearly 40 years, Americares has responded rapidly and effectively to the needs of its local partners and their communities. 

    Since its founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $12 billion in medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to 164 countries in response to natural disasters, civil conflicts and ongoing health crises in impoverished areas. Learn more at americares.org

PRODUCTS
Acetaminophen Dye Free Ibuprofen Ibuprofen Softgels Naproxen Sodium
Acetaminophen
Extra Strength Pain Reliever
Acetaminophen
Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer
 
  • Overview

    b+b Acetaminophen is a safe and effective pain reliever and fever reducer when taken as directed.  We only use quality FDA/USP approved ingredients and have eliminated the excess box packaging to be a bit more friendly to our planet. 

    For every b+b product purchased, we will donate a product to a person in need through our national partnership with Americares.  You buy one.  We give one, allowing you to manage your pain while helping others.

    This website contains current product information and may differ from the information on the product packaging you may have.

  • Ingredients

    Active Ingredient (In each Caplet)Purpose

    Acetaminophen 500 mg - Pain reliever/fever reducer

  • Uses
    • temporarily relieves minor aches and pains due to:
      • headache
      • the common cold
      • backache
      • minor pain of arthritis
      • toothache 
      • muscular aches
      • premenstrual and menstrual cramps
    • temporarily reduces fever
  • Warnings

    Liver warning: This product contains acetaminophen. The maximum daily dose of this product is 6 caplets (3,000 mg) in 24 hours. Severe liver damage may occur if you take:

    • more than 4,000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hours
    • with other drugs containing acetaminophen
    • 3 or more alcoholic drinks every day while using this product

    Allergy alert: Acetaminophen may cause severe skin reactions. Symptoms may include: 

    • skin reddening 
    • rash
    • blisters

    If a skin reaction occurs, stop use and seek medical help right away.

    Do not use

    • if you are allergic to acetaminophen or any of the inactive ingredients in this product
    • with any other drug containing acetaminophen (prescription or nonprescription). If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, ask a doctor or pharmacist.

    Ask a doctor before use if you have liver disease.

    Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking the blood thinning drug warfarin.

    Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • new symptoms occur
    • redness or swelling is present
    • pain gets worse or lasts more than 10 days
    • fever gets worse or lasts more than 3 days

    These could be signs of a serious condition.

    If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center (1-800-222-1222) right away. Prompt medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if you do not notice any signs or symptoms.

  • Directions
    • do not take more than directed
    • adults and children 12 years and over
      • take 2 caplets every 6 hours while symptoms last
      • do not take more than 6 caplets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
      • do not take for more than 10 days unless directed by a doctor
      • children under 12 years: ask a doctor
  • FAQs
    • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain aspirin?

      No.

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain caffeine?

      No.

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen contain gluten?

      b+b uses no gluten ingredients.

    • How does b+b Acetaminophen work?

      b+b Acetaminophen contains the active ingredient acetaminophen, which is a pain reliever and fever reducer.  Acetaminophen relieves pain by talking to the area of the brain that receives the pain signals and reduces fever by helping your body eliminate excess heat.

    • In what country is b+b Acetaminophen manufactured?

      United States.

    • Is b+b Acetaminophen an NSAID?

      No, b+b Acetaminophen is not an NSAID.   

    • Is b+b Acetaminophen safe?

      Yes, when used as directed.  Exceeding the recommended dosage may cause liver damage.

    • Should I take b+b Acetaminophen with food?

      You do not need to take on a full stomach or with food/milk.

    • What is an NSAID?

      NSAIDs, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, are a group of chemical compounds that often are chemically unrelated but share therapeutic actions such as analgesic (pain-relieving) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects.  

    • What is the active ingredient in b+b Acetaminophen?

      Acetaminophen is the only active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen is found in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medicines.  Do not take more than one medicine containing acetaminophen at a time.

    • What is the definition of a fever?

      A fever is the body’s response to a disease characterized by a rise in body temperature.  Although a fever could be considered any body temperature above the normal 98.6 F (37 C), medically, a person is not generally considered to have a significant fever until the temperature is above 100.4 F (38.0 C).

    • What is the difference between acetaminophen and NSAID products, such as Ibuprofen and Naproxen Sodium?

      Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) reduce fever and relieve pain, but only NSAIDs have been shown to reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation).

    • Can I drink alcohol while taking b+b Acetaminophen?

      b+b Acetaminophen has acetaminophen as its only active ingredient. Consuming 3 or more alcoholic drinks per day while taking an acetaminophen product can lead to severe liver damage.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen before or after surgery?

      Consult your doctor because only he or she can best answer this.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have a heart condition?

      Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, is generally considered the safest pain reliever for people with heart disease.  Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have diabetes?

      Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, has not been shown to have an effect on blood glucose levels.  If you are a diabetic, please check with your doctor to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have high blood pressure?

      Acetaminophen, the active ingredient found in b+b Acetaminophen, is less likely than other pain relievers to increase your blood pressure.  However, consult your doctor before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen if I have liver disease?

      Consult your doctor or pharmacist before use if you have liver disease.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen in between doses of my other pain relievers?

      Not recommended unless directed by your doctor.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen while pregnant or nursing a child?

      Ask a health professional before use.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with herbal supplements?

      Please consult your doctor or pharmacist since herbal supplements may contain complex formulations that can interact with medications.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my existing medical condition?

      If you are under a doctor’s care for any serious medical condition or are taking any other medications, you should consult with your doctor before using b+b Acetaminophen.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my high blood pressure medication?

      b+b Acetaminophen won’t interfere with certain high blood pressure medications like naproxen sodium can.  Consult your doctor before use to make sure b+b Acetaminophen is right for you.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with my prescription medications?

      If you are taking any other drug, talk to a doctor before use to determine whether b+b Acetaminophen is appropriate for you.  b+b Acetaminophen should not be taken with other products containing acetaminophen.  If you are not sure whether a drug contains acetaminophen, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist. 

      If you are taking the blood-thinning drug warfarin, please consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using b+b Acetaminophen.  Always read and follow the drug fact label.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with nutritional supplements?

      Yes, but always discuss any risks with your doctor or pharmacist beforehand.

    • Can I take b+b Acetaminophen with other over the counter (OTC) pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium?

      Not recommended unless directed by your doctor.

    • Can I use expired products?

      It is not recommended to use any over-the-counter product beyond the labeled expiration date.  Drugs can deteriorate over time and not be as effective once past their expiration.

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause kidney damage?

      Not when used as directed.  The National Kidney Foundation recommends acetaminophen, the active ingredient in b+b Acetaminophen, as the pain reliever of choice for occasional use in patients that have underlying kidney disease.  

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause liver damage?

      b+b Acetaminophen has acetaminophen as its active ingredient.  The safety of acetaminophen at recommended doses has been established through decades of use and scientific research; however, if you take too much, you could harm your liver.

      In case of an overdose, quick medical attention is critical for adults as well as for children even if no signs or symptoms are noticed. 

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen cause ulcers?

      b+b Acetaminophen is the preferred non-prescription treatment for pain in patients at risk for peptic ulcer disease since it is NOT an NSAID.

      NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, can cause ulcers by interrupting the natural ability of the stomach and the duodenum to protect themselves from stomach acid.  NSAIDs can also interfere with blood clotting, which has obvious importance when ulcers bleed.  Taking NSAIDS for a long time and/or at high doses, can lead to a higher risk of developing ulcers.

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen help with inflammation (swelling)?

      b+b Acetaminophen has not been shown to reduce inflammation.

    • Does b+b Acetaminophen help with migraine headaches?

      b+b Acetaminophen has not been shown to help with migraine headaches.

    • How many days can I take b+b Acetaminophen?

      Do not take for more than 10 consecutive days for pain or 3 days for fever unless directed by a doctor.

    • Is b+b Acetaminophen addictive?

      No. b+b Acetaminophen is non-narcotic and is not habit forming, nor does it demonstrate addictive properties.  

    • Will b+b Acetaminophen’s pain relieving effect diminish with long term use?

      No.  However, over-the-counter pain relievers should not be used for more than 10 consecutive days for pain or 3 days for fever unless directed by a doctor.

    • How do I break the safety seal on the b+b bottle?

      Upon purchase of the b+b bottle, the safety seal can be peeled off.  If you have trouble peeling the safety seal, feel free to use the corner of the bottle lid to puncture the seal to remove.

    • How do I open the b+b bottle?

      The corner lid turns clockwise like a regular lid but from an angle to allow for an easier and more precise pour.

    • Is the packaging child resistant?

      The b+b bottle is an easy open bottle and is not child resistant. The b+b blister pack is child resistant.

    • What was the thought process behind the design of the b+b blister pack?

      The blister pack was designed with on-the-go customers in mind.  Blister packaging is new to the OTC pain reliever category.  This packaging is child resistant and helps in the prevention of overdose situations.  With limited sharp edges, these blisters are less likely to cut while in your pocket.  Leave one on your nightstand or slip one into your pocket on your way out the door.

    • Why does the b+b bottle open on the corner?

      The b+b bottle was designed to allow for a more precise pour that dispenses fewer pills at a time. 

    • Why is there a difference between the labels used on your website and some of the labels used on the product packaging?

      Periodically, the FDA requests that all manufacturers of over the counter (OTC) medications update drug fact labels.  Our website reflects the current label with any new guidance from the FDA.  As retailers replenish their b+b product inventory, you will see the updated label on our product packaging.  Continue to follow the directions for use on the product you purchased.  When used as directed, b+b’s products continue to be safe and effective.

    • Does b+b provide donations outside of the US?

      b+b’s primary focus is on Americares’ US relief programs.  Americares supplies medicines and medical supplies to free and charitable health care clinics across the U.S.  The nonprofit also responds to disasters (hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, etc.) in the U.S. by sending medicines and relief supplies.  However, in special emergency situations, Americares and b+b may decide to use b+b donated medicines for international relief efforts.

    • How can I be sure that b+b is donating medicines as promised?

      As a commercial co-venture with Americares, b+b is required to publicly file the executed agreement with multiple US states.  The attorney generals of those states ensure compliance with all the terms of our agreement with Americares and the promises that we make to our customers.

    • How does the b+b give back program work?

      b+b has a national commercial co-venture agreement with Americares that has been filed with the attorney generals of the required states.  Consumer purchases of b+b products trigger a donation of medicines to Americares health-focused relief efforts nationwide.  Click here for more details.

    • Who is Americares?

      Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that responds to people affected by poverty or disaster with life-changing medicine, medical supplies and health programs.  For nearly 40 years, Americares has responded rapidly and effectively to the needs of its local partners and their communities. 

      Since its founding in 1979, Americares has delivered more than $12 billion in medicines, medical supplies and humanitarian aid to 164 countries in response to natural disasters, civil conflicts and ongoing health crises in impoverished areas. Learn more at americares.org

You buy one. We give one. For every product purchased, we"ll donate a product to a person in need. LEARN MORE

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