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Safety with Over-the-Counter (OTC), Herbal and Nutrition Supplemental Medications

  • Not all non-prescription medications are safe for everyone.
  • Many of these medications interact with other medications and can cause serious side effects especially in older adults.
  • Many have activity that overlaps with prescription medications increasing the risk of unwanted, annoying, even serious side effects.
  • Just because it is herbal does not mean it is without possible serious side effects.
  • ASK FIRST! It is best to ask your healthcare providers before taking any OTC, herbal or nutrition supplement medication. This includes single-vitamin or mineral tablets.

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If your situation is an emergency, call 911.