Are there any risks in taking allergy and sinus medications?

Over-the-counter (OTC) allergy and sinus medications are considered generally safe if taken as directed, although some of them may cause excessive drowsiness. Also, people who have high blood pressure cannot take certain decongestants. Inhaled corticosteroids that are prescribed for chronic sinus problems may increase the risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures if used for a prolonged period.

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