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Can a pharmacist help me choose over-the-counter medicines?

A pharmacist can definitely help you choose over-the-counter (OTC) medications. He or she can help you understand the many options available, interpret their labels and help you select the best products for your needs.

The pharmacist can also advise you about any side effects or allergic reactions associated with an OTC medication and flag possible interactions with food, other medications you take, or dietary supplements.

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