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#1 Flu and Cold Medication Mistake | Care2 Healthy Living

#1 Flu and Cold Medication Mistake | Care2 Healthy Living

Cold and flu season has hit early this year, so it’s time for one of the most important warnings of the year. Beware of accidentally overdosing on acetominophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) by taking both the painkiller and an over-the-counter cold and flu remedy that also contains it. According to doctors and pharmacists, this is the most common–and one of the most dangerous–medication errors people can make, and yet it happens every day. To help make this clear, I’ve put together a list of common OTC cold and flu remedies that contain either acetominophen or ibuprofen as one of the main ingredients. These include: Comtrex (325 mg acetominophen) Nyquil (500 mg acetominophenl) Dayquil (325 mg acetominophen) Dristan cold (325 acetominophen) Nurofen (200 mg ibuprofen) Contac (500 mg acetominophen) Alka Seltzer Plus (250 mg acetominophen) As you can see, acetominoph...

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