Key safety factors when picking over-the-counter pain relievers


IRVINE, Calif. (WTNH) — There’s a lot to consider when you’re choosing an over-the-counter pain reliever, but how do you know what’s best for you?

Dr. Charles Vega, a specialist in family medicine spoke with News 8 anchor Keith Kountz on what is important to keep in mind when you buy any over-the-counter pain reliever.

Vega says that while 94 percent of people surveyed reported using over-the-counter medications, less than half seriously considered the potential safety ramifications associated with those medications.

To here more of Dr. Vega’s conversation, watch the video above.

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