- over the counter
For Your Good Health…
TAKE CARE WITH
Cough & Cold Medicine
BEFORE USE, TELL YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST IF:
- You are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including diet pills.
- You have breathing problems.
- You have glaucoma.
- You have trouble using the bathroom.
- Read labels and follow the directions. DO NOT take more than the label tells you.
- Some medicines can make you sleepy or dizzy. Be careful when driving a car or using machines. Other medicine can make you restless. If you have trouble sleeping take the medicine a few hours before going to bed.
- DO NOT take over-the-counter cough and cold medicine for more than 7 days. If you do not get better, call your doctor.
- If you have a fever for more than 3 days, call your doctor. If you have a sore throat for more than 2 days, call your doctor.
- If you have any questions ask your doctor or pharmacist before you take the medicine.
- If you are pregnant or nursing a baby, talk to your doctor before you take anything.
- Keep all medicines away from children.
- Always keep the bottle cap locked.
If a higher level of wellness is a personal goal of yours, but you are in need of some external guidance and motivation, contact your neighborhood Pharmacist / Nutritionist / Fitness Professionals at Carnegie-Sargent’s Pharmacy and Health Center. (312) 280-1220. Remember health promotion begins with you!
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– Mark Paley, Registered Pharmacist/Director