Over the Counter Drugs (OTC) For Acne

  Acne is commonly known as pimples and is the most common skin disorder in teenagers. Various medications in the form of gels, creams, and solutions are available over-the-counter (OTC); but before using one should assess his/her skin type and choose the type of medication to be applied. In case of doubt (especially pregnant women and women planning to get pregnant), it is better always consult with a dermatologist (skin expert) before applying the medication. Some of the common points to be noted while using OTC medications are: Creams are…

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Overview & Characteristics of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs

Over the counter drugs: Increasing patient involvement in the diagnosis and treatment of common ailments has led to a greater interest in self-care and an increase in the use of OTC drugs. OTC drugs mean Over-the-counter medicine. It is also known as Non-prescription medicine.  Over the counter, (OTC) drugs are products that can be dispensed even without the written order or prescription of a licensed physician or dentist, for the symptomatic relief of minor or self-limiting ailments. These drugs can be sold under the direct supervision of a registered and…

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