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The main risk of Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is liver damage, as this article from the FDA advises: This drug is generally considered safe when used according to the directions on its labeling. But taking more than the recommended amount can cause liver damage, ranging from abnormalities in liver function blood tests, to acute liver failure, ...


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As Don_S mentioned in comments: Probably the overall mass of Loperamide in the package. The POM has 60 mg total of Loperamide, while the OTC has 36 mg at most (18 capsules being the largest package size I saw for Imodium). I don't know what is the mass threshold between POM and OTC medications in the UK, but it's probably between those two numbers (...


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This is my personal preference, and I have asked both doctors and pharmacists about it. They all agree If you are able to remember the names of the different ingredients, choose according to your symptoms, and manage different times frames (every 4 hrs for one; every 6 hrs for another) then taking individual ingredients is better. Why is it better? You ...


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I do not recommend constructing your own device to administer fluticasone propionate. Although it is true that there are common mistakes in administration of fluticasone nasal spray, there are some other ways of improving administration and distribution other than using your mouth to blow it up into your sinuses - which raises hygiene/infection concerns. If ...


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This is not a medical recommendation, you should speak to your doctor. Generally speaking, paraffin oil, lactulose syrup and dietary fiber supplements are common OTC medications for constipation. It is important to drink plenty of water (specifically with added fiber). For individual advice, talk to your doctor.


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This German report covering 22 years of prescribing and millions of prescriptions identified 161 cases of reported agranulocytosis of which there were 38 deaths, and 30% of the cases developed within 7 days and some even after 1-2 doses. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26169297 Based on this report the risk is minute but detectable, and perhaps one ...


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Safety of Loperamide Loperamide (anti-diarrhoea medication such as Dioraleze or Imodium) is often the go-to treatment for diarrhoea. As the medication only acts on the digestive tract, there appears to be little risk associated with long-term or frequent use of Loperamide, and the medication is considered to be a relatively safe, well-tolerated option for ...


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