Categorization of Over-The-Counter-Meds
Over-the-counter medicines are drugs available for purchase in the absence of a prescription. Over-the-counter medicines are designed to treat specific ailments such as athlete’s foot while others relieve aches and pains. There are a wide range of over-the-counter medicines available and all have been certified safe to sell without the advice of a physician. However, this does not mean that over-the-counter medicines do not pose risks. Certain over-the-counter medicines have the ability to interact with other over-the-counter and prescription-only medicines. Others are affected by certain foods, drinks or supplements. While over-the-counter medicines are generally affordable and convenient, they may not be suitable for certain groups of individuals.
Over-the-counter medicines must be taken correctly in order to ensure their efficacy. Over-the-counter medicines should not be taken for long time periods or at higher dosages than those recommended on the packaging. Dosages will differ for adults and children.
There are three types of over-the-counter medicines used to relieve pain and reduce fevers. These include the salicylates, acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Aspirin is a salicylate drug most commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fevers. Another drug used to relieve pain and reduce fevers is ibuprofen. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug available in tablet form and pediatric suspension. Many over-the-counter pain relief medications come in a combination with other types of drugs. Caffeine and antihistamines have been found to enhance the effects of chemical compounds used to relieve pain.
Over-the-counter medications are commonly used to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. These symptoms include body aches, headaches, nasal congestion, sore throat and cough. When it comes to choosing an over-the-counter medication of this kind, it is essential to determine the symptoms that need to be treated and their cause. An over-the-counter medication with an effective active ingredient can then be found. Some over-the-counter medicines contain one active ingredient designed to relieve only one symptom. Others contain several active ingredients in order to relieve several symptoms. Products used to relieve nasal congestion, sneezing and runny nose include saline solutions such as nose sprays or mists, topical nasal decongestants, oral nasal decongestants and oral antihistamines.
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