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What should my pharmacist know about my allergy and sinus medications?

If you are looking for an over-the-counter medication, talk to your pharmacist about your symptoms, any other health conditions like high blood pressure, and any other prescriptions, over-the-counter medications or dietary supplements that you are currently using. The pharmacist should be able to point you to the safest and most effective over-the-counter medication for you. If you are under a doctor’s care for allergies, asthma, chronic sinus problems or anything else, talk to your pharmacist as well. Tell the pharmacist what else you are using, whether it is a prescription, an over-the-counter drug or a dietary supplement. That will ensure it is safe to take them along with the allergy or sinus medication you are using.

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