Most people are aware that they need to read labels and take special care when dealing with their prescription medicines; however, not all realize that they need to be similarly cautious with over-the-counter (OTC) medications as well.
Because OTC medications are available without a doctor’s prescription, many assume that they are inherently safe. In fact, as with any medicine, there is a possibility of potential harm associated with many common OTCs. This does not mean the medications should not be used; it simply means that patients and caregivers must be aware of these risks so that they can properly manage medications.
What are some of the possible risks associated with some OTC drugs? Below are a few examples.
OTC medicines are often an excellent way to treat minor inconveniences; however, always take time determine whether the use of a particular OTC may require special care to ensure safety.
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