Frequent use of over-the-counter medicines can be harmful to health


If you have underlying health problems or routinely take one or more prescription drugs, it’s best to consult a pharmacist or doctor before taking an OTC drug. — AFP

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs which have been found to be safe and appropriate for use without the supervision of a health care professional such as a physician.

They can be purchased by consumers without a prescription.

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