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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2017, Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B

OTC drugs and its abuse

Bency Abraham, Feba Abraham, Anu Joseph, Jiju V and Elessy braham

Over the counter drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer and do not require the prescription of a registered medical practioner. So they are also known as non-prescription drugs. This is a serious and growing global health challenge. Some OTC medicines relieves aches, pain and itches. Some prevent or cure diseases like tooth decay and athletes foot. Others help in managing recurring problems like migrane. It is important to take medicines correctly and be careful when giving them to children. More medicines does not necessarily mean better. Drugs from many different therapeutic classes and numerous dosage form and drug delivery system are implicated in non-prescription drug abuse. Individuals who commonly abuse certain non-prescription medications are likewise diverse varying in age demographics and overall health status.
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How to cite this article:
Bency Abraham, Feba Abraham, Anu Joseph, Jiju V, Elessy braham. OTC drugs and its abuse. J Med Plants Stud 2017;5(3):92-94.
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