Over the counter cold medicines

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA (WWBT) - With so many people fighting sniffles and sneezes, you are probably filling yourself up with medications.

Just because they are over the counter medicines, that doesn't mean you don't need to be careful.

Dr. John Clay is making his patients understand what to look for.

These drugs can be helpful, but like any medication, there are some risks.

Combining multiple products can result in double-dosing of certain medications that could reach toxic levels.

Look on the back of the box to check for the active ingredients. If two products contain the same ingredient, in most cases they should not be taken simultaneously.

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