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Over-the-counter ( OTC )

Over-the-counter medicine also known as OTC or non-prescription medicine that you can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines are used to relieve or treat aches, pains, itches and athlete’s foot etc. Others help manage recurring problems, like migraines and allergies.

Important tips for using over-the-counter medicines:

  • Always follow the printed directions and warnings on the label. Talk to your health care professional before starting a new medicine.
  • Know what you are taking. Look at the list of ingredients.
  • All medicines become less effective over time and should be replaced. Check the expiration date before using any product.
  • Store medicines in a cool, dry area. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should talk to their provider before taking any new medicine.
  • Medicines affect children and older adults differently. People in these age groups should take special care when taking over-the-counter medicines.


Check with your health care professional before taking an over-the-counter medicine if:

  • Your symptoms are very bad.
  • You are not sure what is wrong with you.
  • You have a long-term medical problem or you are taking prescription medicines.


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An adverse drug reaction (ADR)/Side Effect or adverse event is an unwanted or harmful reaction experienced following the administration of a drug or combination of drugs under normal conditions of use and is either suspected to be related to the drug or irrespective of whether the drug is suspected to be the cause.