Over the Counter Medicines (OTC)
Over the counter medicine are the drugs you buy without any prescription from the doctor. 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. To avoid the risk of the medicines sold over the counter, the government comes in and helps regulate what medicine to sell over the counter.
Before buying any of the OTC medicine, you should apply extra caution. Some of the over the counter medicine have some risks. Look for information before you buy any over the counter medication. To avoid problems associated with taking medication you should visit the hospital first before buying any medication. It could be a serious illness that you may have so you should seek the help of a physician first before buying any over the counter medication.
Pregnant women should avoid taking over the counter medication to prevent the risk of losing the fetus. Some of the OTC medicine could cause some serious problems that could interfere with the pregnancy. 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 follow every instruction given on the over the counter medicine you buy. Make sure you provide your children with the correct dose; if you give lots of medicine to your kid the medicine might interfere with the well being of your kid.
You should pay a visit to your physician if the condition or disease you are trying to treat with over the counter medicine fails to go away.
It would also be wise of you to ask your doctor or the pharmacist to explain to you what you might fail to understand about OTC medicine you are taking. Your doctor will also help you plan on how to take the OTC medicine if you are already on the prescription of other medicine.
To avoid the risks you should have all the information that regard the OTC medication. You should have all the information that regards the OTC medicine you want to take.
Health experts recommend that you seek medical advice before you try to treat any disease or condition.