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Health Tip: Some Must Be Extra Careful With OTC Drugs

Including pregnant women and children

(HealthDay News) -- Some people should be very cautious about taking any medications, even those sold over the counter. The American Academy of Family Physicians says the following groups of people should check with their doctor before taking any drug or supplement:

  • Pregnant women, and women who are trying to get pregnant.
  • Women who are breast-feeding.
  • Children.
  • Older adults.
  • People with health conditions.
  • People taking any other medication, whether prescription or over the counter.
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