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Nothing to sneeze at

Over-the-counter cold medications are most people’s first line of defense when the sniffles strike, but, before you just grab the first product you see, stop.

  • Choose targeted products that fit the symptoms you have.
  • If you must take several products, make sure your maximum dose of acetaminophen doesn’t exceed 4,000 mg a day.
  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you’re older or have high blood pressure to make sure medications are safe.

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Based in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.