The FDA warns that too much of it can damage your heart

The FDA has issued a warning regarding a popular nose decongestant that can cause heart damage if misused.

Over-the-counter drugs are consumed when a variety of symptoms occur, be it a cold, headache, abdominal pain, or some type of physical pain. These medicines usually have a permanent place in our medicine cabinets. Most of us believe they are safe as they do not require a doctor’s prescription. However, all drugs come with a reasonable proportion of risks, especially if they are used too often.

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Benzedrex should be used according to the guidelines outlined on the label. Two sprays should be given into each nostril every two hours, limited to three days of use.

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