Overdosing On Cold Medicine

Research shows consumers taking more than the FDA-recommended dose of acetaminophen in one day increased 24 percent during cold and flu season. Americans catch about one billion colds every year and seven in 10 use over-the-counter medicines to treat cold and flu symptoms. Research published earlier this year shows that the odds of consumers taking more than the FDA-recommended dose of 4,000 milligrams (mg) of acetaminophen in one day increased 24 percent during cold and flu season. Primarily, that’s because more people are using over-the-counter (OTC) combination medications to treat upper respiratory cold and flu symptoms.

Dr. Sampson Davis joins Jeff at 9 am to discuss the perils of taking TOO much cold medicine.  Click below to listen LIVE!

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