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  1. Buying & Using Medicine Safely

Understanding Over-the-Counter Medicines

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.

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