Tag: otc medications

Over the counter medications; Safe or dangerous according to the NY Times.

Over the counter medications; Safe or dangerous  according to the NY Times. Many of us have taken over the counter medications, that are supposed to be safe and effective for what ails us.   Over the past few years, the media has made us aware of some of the dangers of over utilizing some medications such as pain relievers which can affect kidney function. Others simply do not do what the manufacturers say they do. How as a consumer are you supposed to know what symptom relieving over the counter medication to take.  Are the ones that previously required prescription more Read More »

Over The Counter Pain reliever safety; Web MD offers advice on what to consider before you take these meds.

Over The Counter Pain reliever safety; Web MD offers advice on what to consider before you take these meds. OTC (Over The Counter ) pain meds have been around for years, and have a perceived level of safety. While there is a growing trend for many people to abandon medication and use methods like chiropractic care to get to the root of why they hurt, OTC medications are often used for temporary relief while at work or at home. It is quite likely that the new Obamacare exchange plans with their high deductibles already resulting in many more people putting Read More »