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OTC safety

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Whitehall-Robins' Robitussin CF labeling does not indicate OTC may increase risk of lung infection and airway blockage, while Advil Cold & Sinus labeling fails to note it may reduce effectiveness of certain antihypertensive drugs, according to August Consumer Reports On Health review of OTC drug safety. Article advises consumers be cognizant of side effects, over-dosing, misdiagnosing, allergies and drug interactions, noting "nearly every OTC drug poses some risks, especially when taken too often, in high doses or with the wrong food, drinks or medications." CR notes exceeding heartburn drug dosage can cause agitation, confusion; acetaminophen overdoses can lead to liver poisoning
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