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Over-the-Counter Drugs

Over-the counter (OTC) drugs can be purchased without a prescription and are commonly used to treat symptoms of common illnesses that may not require the direct supervision of a physician. With thousands of OTC drugs available, learn how to safely choose the appropriate one for your condition and how to save money on your purchase.

Which OTC Allergy Medication is Right for You?
The thought of choosing from among the glut of over-the-counter (OTC) allergy remedies is stressful. Learn some pointers to clear up your confusion and your allergy symptoms.

OTC Pain Medications - Pain Medications Available Over-the-Counter
Whether your pain is caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, backache or one cocktail too many, there is an over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication for what ails you.

Over-the-Counter Sleep Aids: Learn about OTC Sleep Medication
Sleep aids are available over the counter (OTC) for the temporary relief of mild sleeping problems. Buying and using OTC sleep aids can be challenging.

Over-the-Counter Safety Tips
Seniors in this country use more than one third of all over-the-counter medications. This information from the AARP provides advice on how to avoid drug interactions with OTC medications.

Information for Adults on Using Over-the-Counter Medicines Safely
Easy-to-read information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about the safe use of over-the-counter medications, including how to read the drug facts label and health problems OTC drugs can treat.

OTC Medicines and How They Work
Information about over-the-counter medications from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Includes things you need to know about OTC pain relievers, antihistamines, decongestants, and cough medications.

The Over-the-Counter Medicine Label: Take a Look
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires that all over-the-counter medications have a drug facts label that tells you what a medication is supposed to do, who should or should not take it, and how to use it. This information can help you make a decision about which OTC drug to choose.

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