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Medicines you can buy without a prescription are called
nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. They may be taken to treat
minor health problems at home.
Examples of over-the-counter
medicines are acetaminophen, aspirin, antacids, decongestants, antihistamines,
It’s important to talk to your doctor about what
medicines may not be safe to give children.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy
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