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Could it be dangerous to take OTC medication?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely!

Many of the older otc meds were approved long before the current, more stringent, regulations.
Even Aspirin has so many side effects and drug interactions that it would never be approved for otc use in this day and age. In particular, many herbal preparations contain plant proteins to which pollen-allergic people might react, and also contain potent medications that can interact with rx meds.

In brief: Absolutely!

Many of the older otc meds were approved long before the current, more stringent, regulations.
Even Aspirin has so many side effects and drug interactions that it would never be approved for otc use in this day and age. In particular, many herbal preparations contain plant proteins to which pollen-allergic people might react, and also contain potent medications that can interact with rx meds.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: OTC meds

Agree with Dr. Stevens.
All medications, herbals or supplements have potential side effects.

In brief: OTC meds

Agree with Dr. Stevens.
All medications, herbals or supplements have potential side effects.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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