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- Over-the-counter painkillers seem harmless, but there are limits to how much you can safely take in one day.
- Here are the answers to the questions you are too embarrassed or afraid to ask your friends.
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- Alcohol can amplify the effects of a medication, render it completely ineffective, or interact with its ingredients in a life-threatening way.
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- Over-the-counter pain relievers can do wonders for headaches or other pain, but be careful not to damage your liver.
- The main ingredient in aspirin, salicin, is the oldest pain reliever in history, but it took time and science before it became the drug we recognize today.
Pain is the most common reason for physician consultation in the United States. It is a major symptom in many medical conditions, and can significantly interfere with a person's quality of life and general functioning. Psychological factors such as social support, hypnotic suggestion, excitement, or distraction can significantly modulate pain's intensity or unpleasantness.