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Over-the-counter cautions

You can head off problems from nonprescription drugs by following instructions carefully and communicating with your doctor. Relief for your symptoms can be as close as the nearest drugstore. Over-the-counter medicines and supplements can offer quick results, whether youíve got heartburn, a headache, or a stuffy nose. And many people assume these products are safe, simply because they donít need to visit the doctor to get them. Unfortunately, thatís not always the…

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