Help Patients Prevent Overdoses and Mix-Ups With OTCs
You play a vital role in helping patients avoid common problems with over-the-counter (OTC) meds.
Overdoses. You know the mantra some people follow, "if one works, then more is better." This leads to trouble with many OTCs.
Stay alert for patients getting the same med from multiple sources. For instance, a patient can quickly exceed the max daily dose of ibuprofen if they take generic ibuprofen for a headache, Advil Nighttime for sleep, and Motrin Platinum Muscle & Body for muscle aches.