Difference OTC and Prescription medicines

Difference OTC and Prescription medicines

Published on 14 April 2021

Difference between OTC and Prescription meds

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00:03
Understanding medicine instructions
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Difference between prescription medicines and Over theCounter medicines
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In some countries there are two kinds of medicines:
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OTC (Over-The-Counter) Prescription medicines
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Over-The-Counter
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or OTC medicines
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and Prescription medicines
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You can buy them without a doctor's prescription. You can buy them at many different stores. Anybody can use them They usually have a drug facts label and a patient instruction leaflet.
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Without prescription
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Anybody can use them
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supermarkets, drugstores, pharmacies...
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Examples of OTC medicines
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Ibuprofen, aspirin,
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lozenges, cough syrup,
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eye drops, laxatives...
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Now, let's take a look at PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES
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What is a prescription?
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Prescription medicines
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You need a prescription You must buy them at a pharmacy Only the prescribed patient can use them They have a personalised label
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Examples of prescription medicines
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Antibiotics, Pain killers, Sedatives Tranquilizers...
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Know the differences
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