Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Labels are there for a reason...read them!!!!

As we are approaching the cold and flu people will be flooding the pharmacy aisles to stock up on their arsenal of medications. A common dilemma they will encounter is multiple medications which have the same ingredients in them. From pills to liquids to suppositories, acetaminophen is an ingredient in over 600 medications. According to website Know Your Dose.Org "almost 50% of the unintentional overdose of acetaminophen are directly related to people failing to read and follow the label directions." Labels provide you with instructions as how it should be taken, the active and inactive ingredients and other important information.

Learn more about "Reading Your Label" for both over-the-counter as well as prescription medications. Until next time...NAMASTE.

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