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Why isn't Tylenol safe?

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 ...
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Why do so many OTC drugs have one-size-fits-all dosing instructions?

To continue and elaborate the idea hinted in @Carey Gregory's comment ("I suspect the answer is that if a drug isn't safe and effective for both 100 and 400 pound patients, it's not going to be ...
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Loperamide POM Medication

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 ...
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Is there a significant difference between Xhance vs generic (fluticasone propionate) nasal spray?

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 ...
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Taking pills A + B individually instead of 1 cold medication that has A + B + C + D, bad idea?

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 ...
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What medications (whether prescription or OTC) or home-remedies are used for stool-softeners or laxatives (to counteract constipation)?

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 ...
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How big is the risk of agranulocytosis when taking metamizole?

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 ...
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Long term usage of loperamide to treat IBS

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 ...
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