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Hazards of Other Medications Ingested During the Abuse of an Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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ICD-10:

Description:

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications may contain compounds that can be abused. However, the levels or potency of these is such that large quantities must be taken to get any effect. If someone takes enough of these products to become intoxicated, then they may have co-ingested other compounds that can be hazardous to their health.

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