Over the Counter Medicines (OTC)
Drugs that you buy without any prescription from a doctor are what we refer to as over the counter medicine. To relieve pain, aches or itches it would be okay to buy over the counter medicine. Over the counter, medicine could be used to treat common minor problems like the cold and migraine.
Not all medicine can be sold over the counter because of the seriousness of an illness. The state body like the food and drug administration of the United States helps regulate the over the counter medicine. It would be very risky to take medicine without prescription so the government must come in and give the direction on what medicines should or shouldn’t be sold over the counter.
Before buying any of the OTC medicine, you should apply extra caution. You should know that over the counter medicines are risky so you should be careful. Look for information before you buy any over the counter medication. If you feel ill you should visit the hospital first before buying any medication. What you may try to treat with over the counter medicine might be a sign of some serious underlying disease.
Pregnant women should avoid taking over the counter medication to prevent the risk of losing the fetus. The pregnancy could be hampered by some of the over the counter medicines. The best thing to do when you are pregnant is to visit your healthy care provider to help find the cause of your illness so that you would be directed on what sort of medicine to take.
You should read the directions given on the package of the over the counter medicine to avoid abuse or misuse. The well being of your kid might be at risk if you give more than what is considered ideal.
If the disease or the condition you are treating with the over the counter medicine fails to go away you should visit your doctor to help establish the cause of your disease or illness.
If you don’t understand anything about the OTC medicine you could ask your physician or pharmacist to give you more information. Your physician would be very helpful in advising you how to take over the counter medication with any other medication you may be taking.
Make sure you have all the information that regards OTC medication to avoid the risks. Before you indulge in taking any medication you should dig for information.
Health experts recommend that you seek medical advice before you try to treat any disease or condition.
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