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Nothing is as important as your family's health. MedicAlert Foundation is happy to provide resources about conditions that may affect the well being of your loved ones. Please use these articles as an informational resources, and always consult your physician with concerns about your family's health.

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Dangers of Common OTC Drugs

Aspirin can affect your blood's ability to clot for up to two weeks. Too much aspirin can cause bleeding, stomach ulcers or ringing in your ears.

Both aspirin and ibuprofen can cause bleeding ulcers in the stomach.

Antacids provide relief of symptoms. If you need them too often, however, you should talk to your doctor. They also interact with many other medications.

Laxatives are powerful and frequently abused. Overuse can create dependency and even permanent damage to your colon.

Diet aids are like a mild form of amphetamine. They speed up the heartbeat and raise blood pressure. If you have hypertension, kidney disease or heart disease, you should avoid these.

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