May.11.2018 Back to News Feed

The Dangers of Over-The-Counter Medications

Headaches.

Cramps.

They're all so easy to treat with an over-the-counter pain reliever, right?

It's readily available. It works. You can go home, grab 2 or 3 ibuprofen, and 20 minutes, 30 minutes later, you pain is gone," said Ryan Loewenstein of Omaha.

When it comes to ibuprofen, experts say 1 in 10 people are exceeding the suggested daily limit. That's concerning for Dr. Bret Hays at Methodist Physicians Clinic - HealthWest.

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