Over-the-counter medicine is also known as OTC or nonprescription medicine. All these terms refer to medicine that you can buy without a prescription. They are safe and effective when you follow the directions on the label and as directed by your health care professional.
The information in this section will help you, working with your health care professionals, to choose and use over-the-counter medicine wisely.
Educational Resources: Understanding Over-the-Counter Medicine
Includes brochures, pamphlets, public service announcements, and more
Medicines in My Home (MIMH)
An interactive educational program about the safe and effective use of over-the-counter medicines
Choosing the Right Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine The Over-the-Counter Medicine Label Tips For Parents about the safe use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine
- Safe Use of OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
Safe Daily Use of Aspirin