Monday, August 07, 2006

Bothersome Side Effects from Congestion Medicine:

I suffer nasty side effects when I take medicine for congestion. If you suffer similarly - I KNOW I'm not alone on this - and you want to take such medicines anyway (I certainly do), try this: Greatly Lower the Dosage. For example, if you're supposed to take two pills every four hours, take one every eight. (This doesn't work very well with 24-hour pills, I'm afraid.)

The theory is simple: If the side effects affect you much more strongly than they're supposed to, maybe the same holds true for the intended effects.
Obligatory disclaimer: IANAD, IANAPh, IANAH, IANAA, in fact, IANAx, where 'x' might be almost anything.

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