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Over The Counter Drug / Abdullah Tabbaa ; Bishr Al Harash

Publication year: 2020

ISBN: Ph00068

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Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines relieve aches, pains, and itches. Some prevent or cure diseases, like tooth decay and athlete's foot. Others help manage recurring problems, like migraines and allergies. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration decides whether a medicine is safe and effective enough to sell over the counter. This allows you to take a OTC drugs enable people to relieve many annoying symptoms and to cure some diseases simply and without the cost of seeing a doctor. However, safe use of these drugs requires knowledge, common sense, and responsibility. In addition to the substances such as aspirin and acetaminophen that people typically think of as OTC drugs, many other commonly available products are considered OTC drugs by the federal Food and Drug Administration .

Subject: Nonprescription Drugs, OTC Drugs, Pharmaceutical Preparations, Nonprescription Medicine