over-the-counter medicine


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Noun1.over-the-counter medicine - a drug that is sold without a prescriptionover-the-counter medicine - a drug that is sold without a prescription
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
ethical drug, prescription drug, prescription medicine, prescription - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
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Among moms who used their phone when shopping for over-the-counter medicines (14 percent), two out of three (63 percent) responded that they had researched an over-the-counter medicine on their phone, and 52 percent said they had read product reviews and recommendations.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had sanctioned the nasal spray and is the first and only over-the-counter medicine in its class.
Care, which sells over-the-counter medicine products, has reported that sales in its winter wellness category were up 45 per cent in June compared with the same period last year.
Under the new standard, the cost of an over-the-counter medicine or drug cannot be reimbursed from the account unless a prescription is obtained.
The launch of Prevacid24HR for the treatment of frequent heartburn is a milestone in the over-the-counter medicine category, expanding the treatment choices for the millions of adults who suffer from frequent heartburn," says Dirk Van de Put, global head, over the counter business unit for Novartis.
UP TO 3,000 sick kids cannot get over-the-counter medicine in Ireland because their parents are refused children's allowance.
Six months ago, a cholesterol-lowering drug called Mevacor was set to be reclassified as an over-the-counter medicine, a move that would have made the drug physically and financially available to people like Alston.
By contrast aspirin, a commonly used, over-the-counter medicine, causes hundreds of deaths each year.
In January this year, the company's anti-travel sickness tablet Travacalm was recalled after faulty batches of the tablets sent 19 people to hospital and 68 others experienced potentially life threatening adverse reactions to the over-the-counter medicine.
adviser to travelers throughout the world: "Assemble a medical kit for a dancer of any age that includes one-, three-, and five-inch tapes; Ace Bandages with metal clamps or in self-adhesive form; an over-the-counter medicine such as Tylenol or Advil (to be used sparingly, if at all), or an acetaminophen product if you are a nonaspirin user; an analgesic balm such as Kiehl's Body Rub; an antidiarrheal medication such as Kaopectate or Pepto-Bismol; Bacitracin, for minor cuts, burns, and scrapes; small scissors and tweezers; an antibiotic, such as Cipro or Neosporin; and a decongestant for allergies.
When over-the-counter medicine didn't help, and he was weak from lack of sleep and loss of appetite, he called his regular physician, who sent him to the emergency room.
Earlier this year the UK's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) ruled that simvastatin, a statin drug used to lower cholesterol, should be available in 10 mg form as an over-the-counter medicine.

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