SOURCE: McNeil Consumer Healthcare
September 21, 2016 11:27 ET
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2016) - It may be a pain but considering all safety factors when picking over-the-counter (OTC) medicines could be a lifesaver.
Just in time for Pain Awareness Month, a new survey, conducted by The U.S. Pain Foundation conducted the survey, with support from McNeil Consumer Healthcare finds that one in five people do not consider any key safety factors when choosing an over-the-counter pain reliever. And with nine out of ten Americans relying on OTCs to manage their pain it's more important than ever that people take into account other medicines they're taking, any current health conditions, and their age before heading to the medicine cabinet for relief.
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When you're choosing an OTC pain reliever, what do you take into consideration? According to family physician, Dr. Charles Vega, many people overlook important safety factors when choosing a pain relief medicine.
Things to consider include: age, pre-existing health conditions, and other medications that you are taking. He recommends always reading the Drug Facts label to choose an OTC pain reliever right for you.
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