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Over the Counter Medications

Drugs that are safe and effective for use by the general public without a prescription are defined as over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. These drugs are often located on shelves in pharmacies with easy access by patients, but may also be located in non-pharmacy outlets, such as grocery stores, convenience marts and large discount retailers. In the U.S., there are more than 80 classes of OTC drugs, ranging from allergy medicines to pain relievers to weight loss products.

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A restricted class of OTC drugs also exists in the U.S. This restricted class includes drugs such as pseudoephedrine, emergency contraception, and some Schedule V controlled substances. These products, while considered OTC, are kept behind the pharmacy counter and must be dispensed by a pharmacist pursuant to proper identification, age verification, and patient education. In March 2012, the FDA considered expanding the definition of nonprescription drugs to include cholesterol, blood pressure, asthma and birth control medications. This new Rx-to-OTC switch ruling is currently under review and commenting.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Division of Drug Information (CDER) evaluates and reviews OTC ingredients and labels. An OTC drug monograph is established for each class of product. The monograph contains acceptable ingredients, doses, formulations, and labeling. New products that conform to an existing OTC drug monograph may be marketed without further FDA review. Those OTC products that do not conform to an OTC monograph must undergo approval through the New Drug Approval System.

OTC medications can carry risk. There is the possibility of side effects, drug or food interactions, or harm due to excessive doses. Patients should read the 'Drug Facts' label that is found on all OTC products. All consumers, including older patients, pregnant women, and parents of young children should always consult with their pharmacist or other health care provider if they have additional questions concerning OTC drug use.

OTC Product A-Z Index

A A AND A Diaper Rash cream → ACETAMINOPHEN SINUS CONGESTION AND PAIN A P J COATED Acetaminophen Sinus Congestion and Pain Daytime → AcneFree Severe Antibacterial Cleansing Wash AcneFree Severe Terminator Maximum Strength → Advanced Antiseptic Citrus ADVANCED CELL BOOSTING EX BB SPF30 PA PLUS PLUS 01 LIGHT BB → AGE DEFYING MOISTURIZER SPF 18 AGE INTERVENTION DUALITY → Alba Mineral Terra Tint SPF15 Garnet Alba Natural Acnedote → Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Severe Cold, Cough And Flu Alka-Seltzer Plus Fast Crystals Packs Cold Formula → Allergy Relief D Allergy Relief d 12 → Alphadine Scrub Foam Antimicrobial Foam Alphadine Scrub Topical Microbiocidal Skin Cleanser → AN ADC FACE UP SPECIAL PROGRAM AN ADC WHITENING BB → Anti Bacterial Foam Hand Problend anti bacterial hand sanitizer → anti-bacterial hand sanitizer ANTI-BACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER 2 PACK BLUE DAY SCENTED → Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Sweet Treats Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Vanilla Booberry → antibiotic Bacitracin Zinc Antibiotic Maximum Strength → Aphen APHENAP → Ariel Sun Smacker SPF 24 Strawberry Kiwi ariSulfur Acne Treatment → ASD 3-in-1 Asepso → Aterra Antibacterial Hand Wash Aterra E-2 Sanitizing Foam Hand Wash → Australian Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Australian Gold Broad Spectrum SPF 30 → Aveeno Positively Ageless Face SPF90 Aveeno Positively Ageless SPF55 → ARRID EXTRA DRY Antiperspirant Deodorant Ultra Fresh B B BIND REJUVENATING NEOENDORPHIN MASK PACK → Bacti-Free tm Antibacterial Hand Bacti-Free tm Hand Sanitizer → Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen KIDS SPF 50 Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen SPF 50 Plus → Bayer PM Bayer Womens → Bellaskin Brightening Contour Essence Bellaskin Skin-rebirth Contour → Berkley and Jensen Lansoprazole berkley and jensen loratadine non drowsy → Bio-Scriptives Lidum Bio-Scriptives Lidum Hemorroidal (Anorectal) → Blackberry Vanilla Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash blackberry vanilla hand sanitizer bodycology → BOBBI BROWN BRIGHTENING PROTECTIVE FACE BASE UV SPF 50 Bobbi Brown CC BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 25 → Borba Age Defying Skin Lightening Spot Treatment Borba Age Defying Super Creme SPF 100 plus → Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen CVS Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Preferred Plus Pharmacy → Buffered Eye-Lert Bufferin → BZK Towelette C C Lax Laxative → Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation SPF 15 012 Capture Totale Radiance Restoring Serum Foundation SPF 15 020 → care one omeprazole Care One Original SPF 4 Lip Balm → CAREONE MEDICATED DANDRUFF CareOne Miconazole 3 → CD DIORSKIN CITY DEFENSE Toxin Shield Pollution UV Advanced Protection with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50 CD DiorSkin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 - 010 → Cellular Day Defense Firming SPF 25 Cellular Laboratories De-Aging Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Plus → CEVIANGS REVOLUTIONARY ULTRA REJUVENATING AMPOULE CEVIANGS REVOLUTIONARY ULTRA REJUVENATING AMPOULE SPECIAL → Childrens Benadryl Itch Cooling Childrens Benadryl-D ALLERGY and SINUS → Childrens Plus Flu with PE Childrens Plus Multi Symptom Cold → Citrus and Olive Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Citrus Basil and Lime Antibacterial Hand Wash → CLARINS Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Extra-Firming Foundation Tint 113 CLARINS Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Extra-Firming Foundation Tint 114 → CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE PW FOUNDATION s BF20 CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE RADIANT FLUID FOUNDATION I10 → clear days ahead oil-free salicylic acid acne treatment cleanser clear days ahead overnight repair salicylic acid acne treatment pads → Clearing Mattifier Clearing Skin Wash → CMC Lubricant Eye Drops Co2 Polymer Mask Pack → Cold Multi-Symptom Day-time Cold Multi-Symptom Daytime → Colgate Optic White Enamel White Luminous Mint Colgate Optic White Icy Fresh Cool Fresh Mint → Complete Menstrual Relief Complexion Brightener SPF20 → Coppertone Sport High Performance SPF 50 Coppertone SPORT PRO SERIES SPF 15 → Cotton candy anti-bacterial SCENTED HAND SANITIZER Cotton Candy Hand Sanitizer → CRANBERRY CHERRY SCENTED ANTIBAC CRANBERRY CHERRY SCENTED HAND SANITIZER → Cromolyn Sodium Croupex Sprinkles → CVS HEMORRHOIDAL COOLING CVS Hemorrhoidal Topical Analgesic → CVS SPF 8 CVS Therapeutic Menthol Gel → CVS Pharmacy GLYCERIN SUPPOSITORIES LAXATIVE D D - TIME → DAY CREAM MATTIFYING HYDRATOR SPF 25 DAY CREAM REPLENISHING HYDRATOR SPF 25 → Daytime Severe Cold and Flu Relief Daytime Severe Cold and Flu Relief Maximum Strength → Degree Adventure Antiperspirant Degree Adventure Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Degree Sheer Lilac Antiperspirant and Deodorant Degree Sheer Powder Antiperspirant → DermaCen Protectant DERMACLAIR SKIN LIGHTENING → DG BODY 2 IN 1 DRY SCALP CARE DG BODY 2 IN 1 GREEN APPLE → dg health stomach relief maximum strength DG Health Triacting Childrens → Dignity Antibacterial Dignity Health Hand Sanitizer Alcare Plus → Diurex Max Diurex Ultra → DOUBLE WEAR STAY IN PLACE MAKEUP SPF 10 DOUBLE WEAR STAY IN PLACE SPF 10 MAKEUP → DR BELLS POMADE Dr Bob Arnots Pain → Dr. Oberon Original Snail Cream Dr. OH BALM → Dry Idea A.Dry Antiperspirant Solid Unscented Dry Idea A.Dry Antiperspirant Unscented → Dyninex E E ENZYME → Ecosom Tonic Ecotrin → Elta MD UV Pure SPF47 Elta MD UV SPF46 SPF46 → ephrine nose extra strength Epi Vera E Antimicrobial Lotion Soap → equaline laxative equaline lice killing → EQUATE CREAMY DIAPER RASH RELIEF EQUATE CRITICAL STRENGTH → Erborian BB Creme Au Ginseng Erborian BB Creme Au Ginseng Dore → ESIKA WINNER SPORT Roll-On ESIKA WINNER TONIGHT Roll-On → EVOKE Antiperspirant Deodorant EX-LAX MAXIMUM STRENGTH STIMULANT LAXATIVE → EXTRA STRENGTH STOOL SOFTENER LAXATIVE EXTRA STRENGTH STOPAIN COLD PAIN RELIEVING → EZY-TM F fabulous face spf 15 → FAMILY CARE ANTIBIOTIC FAMILY CARE BACITRACIN → Feverall Childrens FeverALL Infants → first depHense Alcohol-Free Antiseptic Foam Hand Sanitizer First Force → FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY SATINB 24HR MAKEUP SHADE SUNBEIGE FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY SATINB 24HR MAKEUP SHADE TOASTY BEIGE → FLORMAR REBORN BB SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 CP30 Caramel flormar REBORN BB SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 CP33 Chocolate → FOREVER LASTING ESSENTIAL EMULSION FOREVER LASTING INTENSIVE SPOT → Fresh Sugar Coral Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 Fresh Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 → FUTURIST AGE RESISTING MAKEUP SPF 15 G G Tron → Gelfose M Gellert Joint Care → Gillette Clinical Sport Advanced Training Day Gillette Clinical Sport Clear Power Rush → Givenchy Photo Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 Perfect Vanilla Tint 4 Givenchy TEINT COUTURE Long Wearing Fluid Foundation with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 ELEGANT AMBER → Gold Bond Pain Relieving Foot Gold Bond Pain Relieving Foot Roll On → Good Neighbor Pharmacy Clotrimazole 3 Good Neighbor Pharmacy Cold → Good Neighbor Pharmacy Sinus and Cold D good neighbor pharmacy sinus congestion and pain → good sense lice treatment good sense loperamide hydrochloride → GOONGSECRET HANDS CLEAN Goongsecret Mild Sun SPF25 PA PLUS PLUS → GYNOX-SOFT H H E B MAX SEVERE CONGESTION and COUGH Maxium Strength → HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER LEMON HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER ORANCE → Hands First 4 in 1 Handsoap → Head and Shoulders 2in1 Men with Old Spice Head and Shoulders 2in1 Moisture Care → Healing Waters Cherry Blossom Scented Waterless Hand Sanitizer Healing Waters Clean Cotton Scented Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer → HEALTH SENSE SENNO HEALTH SENSE TACTINAL Extra Strength → healthy accents miconazole 7 Healthy Accents migraine formula → HELLO FLAWLESS OXYGEN WOW Broad Spectrum SPF 25 BRIGHTENING MAKEUP - IM SO MONEY HELLO FLAWLESS OXYGEN WOW Broad Spectrum SPF 25 BRIGHTENING MAKEUP - WARM ME UP → HISTEX HISTEX PD Drops → HurriCaine Topical Anesthetic HurriCaine Topical Anesthetic Gel → HYVEE PRO CLEAN BLUE MINT I I LOVE NY Hand Sanitizer Vanilla Scent → Idole Beauty IDOLE BLACK → Infants pain relief Concentrated Infants Pain Relief Dye-Free → Integrative Therapeutics, Inc. Joint Gel INTELLIGENT BEAUTY LABS Age Defying Day Broad Spectrum SPF 20 → IPKN Moist and Firm BB 02 Medium IPKN Moist and Firm BB 03 Light Medium → IT RADIANT CC CUSHION BE20 IT RADIANT CC CUSHION BP15 → IWK-5 J J and R Perfect Essence Beblesh Balm (40mL) → Jinhwagwangsu Bubble JNH a-Clear Propolis Spot Serum → JW12 K K CARE OCEAN MIST → Kiehls Since 1851 Facial Fuel UV Guard Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Plus Sunscreen WR80 Kiehls Since 1851 Facial Fuel UV Guard Fast Absorbing Sunscreen for Men SPF 50 Plus → Kleer-Plex Targeted Acne Pen KleerSight → Kymaro Roll on Relief L L OCCITANE Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Scalp → Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Power Wild Freesia Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Shower Fresh → Lantiseptic Skin Protectant Laser Block 100 sunblock → LBEL Dermo Clarite Clarifying and Moisturizing with SPF 30 LBEL Divine Lip Gloss SPF 15 → leader allergy multi symptom Leader Allergy Relief → leader lice solution Leader Lice Treatment → Leaders Insolution Coconut Gel Balancing Recovery Mask Leaders Insolution Coconut Lifting Recovery Mask → Lightening Night Cream Lightening Serum → Listerine Whitening Fluoride Anticavity Original Listerine Whitening Restoring → LOreal Paris Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Clear Cool 50 Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Plus Sunscreen LOreal Paris Advanced Suncare Invisible Protect Dry 15 Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 → LubriFresh P.M. LUCASOL Hand Instant Hand Sanitizer → Lysimax LYSOL Healthy Touch → Lysol Touch of Foam
M M EROS BODYGLIDE .SUPER CONCENTRATED → Mandarin Nectar Antibacterial Foaming Handwash MANDARIN ORANGE AND LEMON ANTIBACTERIAL SANITIZER → Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 Ivory 1 (Drug Facts) Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 Ivory 2 → Maybelline New York Dream Nude Airfoam Air Infused Foundation SPF 16 Maybelline New York Dream Nude Airfoam Air Infused Makeup Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 16 → MEDIAN New Forest MEDIAN New Marine fluoride → Medline Enema Medline Peroxi Fresh → Meijer Tropical SPF 4 Meijer Ultra Lubricant Eye → Miconazole Miconazole 1 → MIRACLE ATO Miracle Fade → Moisture Renew Crystal Mauve (420) Moisture Renew Dreamy (140) → Motion Sickness Original formula Motion Sickness Relief → Mucus Relief Sinus Day and Night Mucus Relief Sinus Severe Congestion Relief → MYUNG HAN MI IN DO MAKEUP BASE SPF20 PA 01 GREEN MYUNG HAN MI IN DO RECOVERY BB SPF25 PA → Myxcin-C N N - TIME → NasalCrom Nasalub Nasal Relief → Natures Gate kids SPF 50 Natures Gate Mineral Kids Block SPF 20 → Neutrogena Clear Face Break Out Free Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF55 Neutrogena Clear Face Break-Out Free Sunscreen SPF 30 Helioplex → Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF60 Plus Neutrogena Shine Control Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF20 - Classic Ivory 10 → Nicorette White Ice Mint Nicotine → NIN JIOM PEI PA KOA Ninjacof → NO-AD Kids 50 Sunscreen NO-AD Kids SPF50 Continuous Mist Sunscreen → No7 Time Resisting Day Cream Sunscreen SPF 12 No7 Time Resisting Day Sunscreen SPF 12 → Nu Skin Sunright Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Nu Skin Tri-Phasic White Day Milk Broad Spectrum SPF 15 → Nytol QuickCaps O O BlancTis → Oi Lin Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 OI LIN SUNMILK SUNSCREEN SPF 25 → Old Spice Red Zone Collection Swagger Old Spice Red Zone Invisible Solid Champion → Orajel Instant Relief for Teething Pain Longer Lasting Orajel Kids My Way Anticavity → Our Family Athletes Foot Our Family Childrens Cetirizine → OZ TREE HandMade by Dorothy P P LAX DR → Pain Relieving Ultra Strength Pain Stopper Extra → Patch Scherer Labs Patch Walgreens → Peppermint Ice anti-bacterial SCENTED HAND SANITIZER Peppermint Mouth Rinse → Personal Care Pyrithione Zinc Dandruff Personal Care Sensitive Skin Deep Cleaning Astringent → PhysiciansCare Non Aspirin Extra Strength PhysiciansCare Ophthalmic Solution Eyewash → Plaster MandAHerbalPlaster PLATINUM GRAPE CELL EMULSION → Povidone Iodine Topical Solution Paint POVIDONE-IODINE → Preferred Plus Severe Sinus Congestion Preferred Plus Sinus → Prestige Snail Lip Treatment Pretty in Paris Hand Sanitizer bodycology → Proactiv Solution Daily Protection Plus Sunscreen SPF 30 Proactiv Solution Deep Cleansing Wash → PROVENCE TWO WAY PACT SPF50PLUS PA PLUS PLUS PLUS 02 NATURAL BEIGE Providone-Iodine Prep Pads → PURE RED GINSENG PURE RED GINSENG CLEANSING → PUTTO ATO SECRET UV FACE SPF 6 Putto Secret Sun Screen → PYUNG GANG ATO SOON Q Q Health Pain Relief Spray → Quik Spray Quik Wipes → QuitaCallos R R-044 Blemish Fix → Reclaim Radiance Concealer SPF15 Light to Medium recover skin boosting moisturizer broad spectrum SPF 15 Jafra gold dynamics → Reliamed Reliance Hand Saniziter → retaine MGD retaine PM → Rimmel BB Cream Matte 9-IN-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup SPF 15 Light Rimmel BB Cream Matte 9-IN-1 Skin Perfecting Super Makeup SPF 15 Light Medium → RITE AID RENEWAL PEAR Rite Aid RENEWAL SPF 30 → Rohto Cool Max Rohto Hydra → RUE 21 Dream Dance Love Vanilla Spice Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer RUE 21 Fallen Vixen Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer → Rx Act sinus and allergy PE Rx Act sinus congestion and pain → RYNEX PSE S S Balloon Slim Body Line → Salonpas DEEP Relieving Salonpas Pain Relief → SBS UltraPink SCADEXE → Secret Clinical Advanced Sport Fresh Secret Clinical Clear Completely Clean → Secura Antifungal Greaseless Secura Dimethicone Protectant → Senna Plus Senna S → severe cold Severe Cold and Flu → SHISEIDO ADVANCED HYDRO-LIQUID COMPACT (REFILL) I00 SHISEIDO BENEFIANCE NUTRIPERFECT DAY → Shopko Triple Antibiotic plus Pain Relief ShopRight Childrens Nighttime Cold and Cough → SIMPEX Bisacodyl laxative SIMPEX Guaifenesin → sinus pressure and congestion relief maximum strength sinus pressure and pain maximum strength → SkinCeuticals Daily Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense Sunscreen → Smart Sense arthritis pain relief Smart Sense Aspirin → Smarth Extra Strength Baking Soda Smarth Extra Strength Minty Fresh → SOFT AND PRECIOUS NURSERY WITH LAVENDER AND CHAMOMILE Soft and Silky Antiseptic → SohMed Allergy Sinus SohMed Cold Relief → Somnapure Clinical Strength Somnitabs → Spatherapy Eucalyptus Mint Spatherapy Grapefruit Nectar → St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub St. Ives Blemish and Blackhead Facial → Stool Softener and Stimulant Laxative Stool Softener DC Laxative → Sucrets Childrens Cherry Sucrets Complete Cool Citrus → Sun Mark Stomach Relief Sun Mark Tussin DM cough and chest congestion → Sunmark Benzoin Compound Tincture Sunmark Calamine → Sunmark smooth antacid sunmark sore throat → Super BB All-In-1 SUPER BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Powder SPF 30 → Sure Invisible Solid Regular Sure Invisible Solid Unscented → SUPER PLUS PERFECT BB SPF30 PA PLUS PLUS BRIGHT T T-CHEM ANTIMICROBIAL HAND → TERRACOTTA JOLI TEINT BEAUTIFYING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN SUN-KISSED, HEALTHY GLOW BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 DARK TERRACOTTA JOLI TEINT BEAUTIFYING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN SUN-KISSED, HEALTHY GLOW BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 EBONY → The Prestige The Prestige BB SPF25 PA 2Plus → Thursday Plantation ThyroShield → Tomato Day Broad Spectrum SPF 16 Sunscreen TOMATO SUN SPF 36 PA PLUS PLUS → Topcare Childrens Ibuprofen TopCare Childrens Loratadine → topcare miconazole 3 combination pack TopCare Miconazole 3 Yeast Infection Relief → Tork Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Foam Tork Hand Sanitizer Alcohol Free Foam → TRICLOTREX-B ANTIBACTERIAL TRICLOTREX-B ANTIBACTERIAL (NEUTRAL) → Tuscan Lemon Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Tuscan Lemon Antibacterial Hand Wash → Type 3 Sinus Max U U-max Beauty → UltraMax Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant Powder Fresh UltraMax Invisible Solid Antiperspirant Deodorant Unscented → up and up childrens cold and cough up and up childrens cold and cough relief → Urban Decay Naked Skin Bronzing Beauty Balm SPF 20 Urban Decay Naked Skin Dark Beauty Balm SPF20 → UVA / UVB SPF 15 Rodan and Fields V V SHAPING AMPOULE → Veil Fluid Makeup Sand SPF 15 Veil Fluid Makeup Walnut SPF 15 → Vineyard Grape Antibacterial Hand Wash VINOPERFECT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 DAY PERFECTING → Vortex W Wakefern Enamel Guard → Walgreens Chap Aid Regular Lip Balm Walgreens Chest Rub → waterless anti bacterial hand sanitizer Waterless Anti-Bacterial Hand Cleanser → White Glo 2 in 1 with Mouthwash White Glo Coffee Tea Drinkers Formula → WYANDOTTE SANIFECT E3-NA WYANDOTTE SANIFECT FOAM-E II → WYANDOTTE SANIFECT FOAM-E II X X FOLATE → Xyphex Biofrequency Chip Y Y LAX DR → Yves Saint Laurent Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen Z Z-TUSS AC → ZO MEDICAL AKNEBRIGHT Acne Spot and Pigmentation Treatment ZO MEDICAL OCLIPSE-C Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 50 → ZZZTime