Health Tip: Trying to Unclog That Stuffy Nose?
(HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter decongestants can spell relief from a stuffy nose, but it's important to use them properly to avoid side effects.
The American Academy of Family Physicians advises:
Read and follow package instructions.
Do not take more than the recommended dose.
Check with your doctor to make sure an OTC decongestant is safe to take with your other meds.
Don't take more than one decongestant at a time.
Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.