The counter drugs

31/03/2014 13:54

The counter drugs (OTC , for its acronym in English ) are counter medications or you can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines relieve pain and itching. Some prevent or cure diseases, like tooth decay and athlete's foot . Others help manage recurring problems , like migraines.

In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration decides whether a drug is safe enough to be sold without a prescription. Taking OTC also has risks . Some interact with other medications, supplements, foods or drinks. Others cause problems for people with certain medical conditions. If you are pregnant , talk to your doctor before taking any medicine.

It is important to take the medicines properly and take care to give to the children. Taking more is not necessarily better . OTC medicines should never take longer or at higher than indicated on the label dose. If symptoms do not disappear , it is a clear signal that it is time to see a health professional .