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facts about over-the-counter drugs

by Lorrie Klosterman

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Marshall Cavendish Benchmark in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Drugs.,
  • Drugs -- Safety measures.,
  • Pediatric pharmacology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementby Lorrie Klosterman.
    SeriesDrugs, Drugs (Benchmark Books (Firm))
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRJ560 .K475 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3420299M
    ISBN 100761422463
    ISBN 109780761422464
    LC Control Number2005037349

      People with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and kidney or liver problems are at an increased risk of adverse side . But before you start viewing over-the-counter drugs as risky cash grabs by greedy pharmaceutical companies, there are several facts to consider about the process of turning a prescription drug into an over-the-counter medication. On the positive side, being over-the-counter makes it easier for consumers to obtain the medication.

      Over-the-Counter (OTC) drugs can be bought without a prescription and used byconsumers to self-treat certain conditions. As Americans participate more intheir own health care and more prescription drugs are converted to OTC drugs, the use of OTC drugs is growing. They are widely available in supermarkets,drug stores, and other types of stores. Depressant drug used to help sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, prevent seizures. Prescribed names: Fiorina®, Pentothal®, Seconal®, or Nembutal® Drug Type: Depressant. Synthetic stimulants sold online, convenience stores and “head shops” under various brand names. Resemble Epsom salts and labeled “Not for human consumption.

    TRICARE covers some over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and supplies. Most OTC drugs and supplies are available from military pharmacies, network pharmacies and through home delivery. Your usual TRICARE pharmacy copayments for generic drugs apply. Learn more>> OTC Drugs. TRICARE covers the following OTC drugs with a prescription from your doctor. Types of Over-the-Counter Drugs. Over-the-counter drugs come in many different shapes and sizes. They may come in liquid form (in the case of cough syrup) or as a pill. People choose over-the-counter drugs in an effort to achieve a certain goal. Some abuse these drugs to loose weight, others to create methamphetamine, and others to receive a.


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Facts about over-the-counter drugs by Lorrie Klosterman Download PDF EPUB FB2

OTC Drug Facts. OTC (over the counter) medications are drugs that can be purchased without a prescription at pharmacies, supermarkets, or even convenience stores. In the U.S. there are over OTC drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The ABCs of OTCs Little-Known Facts About Over-the-Counter Drugs Karen Murry Mahoney, MD, FACE Deputy Director.

Division of Nonprescription Drug Products. Introduction --What are over-the-counter drugs. --A history of drug products in the United States --Popular categories of over-the-counter drugs --Using over-the-counter drugs safely --Concerns about over-the-counter drugs --Glossary --Further information.

Series Title: Drugs (Benchmark Books (Firm)) Responsibility: by Lorrie Klosterman. These facts about over the counter drug abuse also show that many parents are aware of the dangers OTC drugs present.

Not to mention, certain OTC drug abuse is declining. There was a 2% drop in cough syrup abuse by high school seniors from to   provides accurate and independent information on more t prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 4 May ), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4. Over-the-Counter DrugsWhat Kind of Drug Is It?Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are preparations that are sold to consumers without a doctor's prescription.

The most common OTC medications are used to treat aches and pains, allergies, drowsiness, and cold and influenza (flu) symptoms. OTC drugs are also commonly used to remedy coughs and sore throats. Prescription & Over-The-Counter Drugs Hardcover – Janu by Editors of Reader's Digest (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.

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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 Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Some toothpastes, some mouthwashes, some types of eye drops, wart removers, first aid creams and ointments that contain antibiotics, and even dandruff. Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are those that can be sold directly to people without a prescription.

OTC medicines treat a variety of illnesses and their symptoms including pain, coughs and colds, diarrhea, constipation, acne, and others. Some OTC medicines have active ingredients with the potential for misuse at higher-than-recommended dosages.

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs can be purchased cheaply without a doctor’s prescription. Some non-prescription drugs are psychoactive (or mind-altering), which makes them a tempting avenue of legal ways to get high.

In fact, misuse of OTC drugs is most common among teens ages 13– Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer without a prescription from a healthcare professional, as opposed to prescription drugs, which may be sold only to consumers possessing a valid many countries, OTC drugs are selected by a regulatory agency to ensure that they contain ingredients that are safe and effective when.

Over-the-counter (OTC) medicine: Medicine that is bought in a pharmacy, drugstore, or supermarket and obtained without the need for a doctor’s prescription.

Prescription (Rx) medicine: Medicine that is specially ordered for you by a doctor or other qualified healthcare practitioner, available only from the pharmacist. Over-the-Counter Drugs Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medications you can buy without a prescription. These medications are sold in pharmacies, grocery stores, and convenience stores.

This is not to say that OTC drugs are harmless. Any drug can be dangerous if misused. Answer your medical questions on prescription drugs, vitamins and Over the Counter medications. Find medical information, terminology and advice including side effects, drug interactions, user.

Home» Over-the-Counter Medications. Search by Drug of Abuse. Alcohol; Club Drugs; Cocaine; Hallucinogens; Heroin; Inhalants; LSD (Acid) MDMA (Ecstasy) Marijuana; Methamphetamine; Opioids; Over-the-Counter Medications; PCP (Phencyclidine) Prescription Medications; Steroids (Anabolic) Stimulants.

Over-the-counter (nonprescription) drug products play an increasingly vital role in America's health care system. OTC drugs are defined as drugs .The National Institute on Drug abuse estimates about 10% of cocaine users go on to become heavy users.

2. There are approximatelyheroin users in the U.S. Init was estimated 25% of people in the U.S. smoke cigarettes. 3. Smoking is responsible for nearly a half million deaths each year.

Tobacco use costs the U.S. an estimated $.“Facts on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs” is part of a series of fact sheets from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that are designed to inform students, parents, educators, and mentors about the harmful effects of prescription drug abuse.