Tag archive


Always Check Medicine Labels for Active Ingredients

in Toms River News

Many people turn to over-the-counter (OTC or nonprescription) medicines to treat their cold, flu, COVID-19, or pain symptoms. OTC products can be bought without a prescription at local convenience stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, and online. However, having so many options available can often lead to confusion when it comes to choosing the right product for symptom relief.

“It’s essential to recognize that while over-the-counter medicines are widely available and commonly used, there can be a false sense of safety regarding the risk of dangerous adverse effects, including the potential for overdose,” said Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. People of all ages are at risk of serious health effects from taking too much medicine, especially children and older adults.

Continue Reading On Patch

Go to Top