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If your house is like mine you have lots of different kinds of Over the Counter (OTC) pain killers in your medicine cabinet. I checked through mine and found seven different bottles of OTC pain killers, plus some prescriptions left over from various illnesses.
We have aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, naproxen sodium and various migraine and tension headache formulas which combine some of these ingredients! And I didn’t even look at the cold medicine, many of which also contains a pain killer. So it is no surprise that OTC medicine overdose has become a real problem. It is very important to know what you are taking and talk to a professional about dosage and medicine interaction, because even over the counter medications are dangerous if used incorrectly.