Do you take OTC drugs often without consulting a doctor? Learn about the detrimental effects these drugs on your health.
There are a number of patients just consuming the OTC drugs, whenever they wish without knowing the risks and long term effects involved with it.
2. Antitussives (cough suppressants):
3. Anti-inflammatory agents and analgesics (pain killers):
Be aware of many such drugs like antidiarrhoeal (Loperamide), stimulant laxatives (like bisacodyl) etc., which are readily available in the pharmacy.
It is not advisable to consume regularly without getting a doctor's opinion which may result in other more dangerous effects than the actual one.
"Prevention is better than cure".
Consult a general practitioner online to know more about the detrimental effects of over usage of OTC drugs --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/general-practitioner
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13 Sep 2019 - 2 min read
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