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Is CBD Oil Safe for Everyone?

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CBD oil and products are popular over-the-counter alternatives to help with sleep disorders and anxiety. In most cases, CBD is safe but there are some side effects from having too much and it is possible to have an allergic reaction to CBD. Read more to learn what signs to watch for!

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Chloraseptic® Spray

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Chloraseptic® sore throat spray helps to relieve mouth or throat irritation and uses Phenol, which helps to numb the area. What happens if you or someone in your house swallows Chloraseptic® instead of spitting it out?

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Singulair

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Singulair® is a medication that is used to help treat asthma, allergies, and wheezing after exercising. It is available as tablets, chewable tablets, and granules.

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Acid Reducers

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Acid reducers such as Tagamet®, Pepcid AC®, and Prevacid®, are popular household items that you can get over the counter. These help to reduce the amount of acid that is made in the stomach to help relieve heartburn, GERD, and ulcers.

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Facts About Antibiotics

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Poison centers across the country handle thousands of calls every year about antibiotics. Sometimes, young children get into a bottle of the liquid and drink it. Other times, a patient may take the wrong dose or they save leftover antibiotics “just in case”. Keep reading to learn our best facts about antibiotics.

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Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

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Over-the-counter pain relievers are some of the most common calls to poison centers. What is the difference between acetaminophen and NSAIDs? How do you keep you and your family safe when using pain relievers? Keep reading to learn more!

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Nystatin

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Nystatin is available in liquid, tablets, creams and suppositories to treat fungal infections. The liquid medication is frequently prescribed for thrush, a fungal infection of the mouth.

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Wart Remover

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Most of the over-the-counter wart removers have salicylic acid as the active ingredient. This medication is available without a prescription and works by peeling the hardened skin away in layers and promotes the body’s natural immune system to respond to the virus.

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Antibiotic Ointment

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Most antibiotic ointments available over-the-counter are a petrolatum base and contain three antibiotics: bacitracin, neomycin and polymyxin B. It is used to help prevent infection for cuts, scrapes, burns and other minor injuries.

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