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American Dental Association: “Mouthwash (Mouthrinse).”
BMJ Journals: “Risk of death among users of Proton Pump Inhibitors: a longitudinal observational cohort study of United States veterans.”
Cancer Causes Control: “Periodontal disease and mouthwash use are risk factors for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.”
CDC: “Losing Weight,” “Antibacterial Household Products: Cause for Concern.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys,” “Heartburn Treatment,” “Dangers of Opioid Pain Relievers: What You Need to Know,” “Supplements, OTCs May Hurt Your Kidneys,” “Heart Patients: 3 Common Medications You May Need to Avoid,” “Are You Sensitive to Aspirin? Here are Some Reasons Why.”
Colorado State University Extension: “Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K – 9.315.”
Columbia University Go Ask Alice: “Short- and long-term effects of abusing antihistamines.”
FDA: “Antibacterial Soap? You Can Skip It -- Use Plain Soap and Water,” “Avoiding Drug Interactions,” “Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know.”
Kidney International: “Long-term kidney outcomes among users of proton pump inhibitors without intervening acute kidney injury.”
Mayo Clinic: “Antibiotics: Misuse puts you and others at risk,” “Earwax blockage,” “Reye’s syndrome.”
Medscape: “Aspirin Bleeding Risk in Over 75s Higher Than Thought.”
NCBI Bookshelf: “Don't put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear.”
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: “St. John's Wort and Depression: In Depth,” “Complementary, Alternative, or Integrative Health: What’s In a Name?”
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center: “Most Top-Selling, Over-the-Counter Sexual Treatments Unproven, Some Could be Harmful, Review Shows.”
Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine: “Prescription Sedative Misuse and Abuse.”
Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on April 23, 2020
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