(HealthDay News) -- A decongestant can help you feel better when you're stuffed up, but you should always follow the package instructions carefully.
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The American Academy of Family Physicians offers this advice before you take a decongestant:
- Learn the ingredients, as many are decongestants are combined with pain relievers and/or antihistamines.
- Find out how the decongestant may interact with your other medications.
- Avoid taking combination medications that treat multiple symptoms.
- Don't take multiple medications simultaneously, as they may contain at least some of the same ingredients, which could lead to an overdose.
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