The risk of inactive ingredients in everyday drugs

Allergic reactions or gastrointestinal distress are possibilities.

Published: July, 2019

Your prescription pills contain more than just active ingredients to treat your medical condition. They're also full of inactive ingredients — additives with many jobs, such as helping a pill keep its shape.

Many of those inactive ingredients have the potential to cause adverse reactions, according to a Harvard study published March 13, 2019, in Science Translational Medicine.

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