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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 Regular Strength ACETAMINOPHEN SINUS CONGESTION AND PAIN A P J COATED → AcneFree Original Strength Terminator AcneFree Sensitive 24 HOUR Acne Clearing System → Advanced Anti-Aging Eye Broad Spectrum SPF 37 Supergoop Advanced Antiseptic → AGE DEFENSE BB BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 ALL SKIN TYPES Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 → Alba Lip Care Sunblock SPF 25 Alba Mineral Sunscreen Sport SPF45 Broad Spectrum → Alka-Seltzer Plus Day and Night Severe Cold and Flu Alka-Seltzer Plus Day Cold and Flu → allergy relief Allergy Relief 24 hour → Alpet Q E2 Alpha Alcohol Free Foaming Instant Hand Sanitizer → Amorepacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Mist AMOREPACIFIC TIME RESPONSE NO. 102 → Antacid Ultra Strength Antacid Ultra Strength Assorted Berries → anti-bacterial hand sanitizer ANTI-BACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER 2 PACK BLUE DAY SCENTED → ANTIBACTERIAL FOAMING REFILL Antibacterial Foamy Mango → Anticavity Fluoride Anticavity Fluoride Rinse → Aplicare ExCel AP Aplicare Hydrogen Peroxide → Arllin Golden Combination Charisma CC Arm and Hammer Baking Soda → ASD 3-in-1 Asepso → Aterra Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Aterra Antibacterial Hand Wash → AURORA ANTIBACTERIAL SANITIZER SWEET LYCHEE BERRY AURORA ANTIBACTERIAL VANILLA BROWN SUGAR → Aveeno Baby Soothing Relief Diaper Rash Fragrance Free Aveeno Calamine and Pramoxine Hydrochloride Anti Itch → AZO Urinary Pain Relief Maximum Strength Azolen → Arthritis with Aloe CVS B B BIND REJUVENATING NEOENDORPHIN MASK PACK → BACTEX Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Bacti-Foam → Banana Boat Mens SPF 50 Plus Banana Boat Natural Reflect Sunscreen BABY SPF 50 → Bayer Genuine Aspirin Bayer Headache Relief → Bellagio Sunscreen For Face SPF 30 Bellagio Sunscreen SPF 15 → berkley and jensen famotidine Berkley and Jensen Hydrocortisone → BIO-MEGA BIO-MEGA Heat Therapy → Bite Beauty SPF 15 Sheer Balm BLACK HEAD REMOVER → BLUMJK PAIN RELIEF Blurred Lines CC Creme Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Shade 01 Light → Bonogen Activator hair loss treatment Bonogen hair care shampoo → Brighter By Nature SPF 30 BRIGHTER BY NATURE SPF 30 CORRECTING MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM → Budpak Antifungal Clotrimazole Budpak Antifungal Miconazole Nitrate → By Pharmicell Lab Luxury Cell Performance By Pharmicell Lab Luxury Cell Performance Emulsion → BZK Towelette C C Lax Laxative → CAPTURE TOTALE COMPACT RADIANCE RESTORING LINE SMOOTHING MAKEUP SPF 20 021 Linen CAPTURE TOTALE COMPACT RADIANCE RESTORING LINE SMOOTHING MAKEUP SPF 20 023 Peach → Care One Nasal Four care one nasal original → Careone ibuprofen junior strength careone ibuprofen pm → CD CAPTURE TOTALE Triple Correcting Serum Foundation Wrinkles-Dark Spots-Radiance with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25 010 CD CAPTURE TOTALE Triple Correcting Serum Foundation Wrinkles-Dark Spots-Radiance with sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25 020 → Cellapy A Repair Cellapy A Repair Cream → Certus PVP-1 Prep Swabstick Certus Sting Relief Prep Pad → Chewable Low Dose Aspirin Chidangwon 300 → Childrens Mucus Relief DM Childrens Mucus Relief Expectorant Grape → Chooz Chopper Chap Lip Balm → Clarifying Line Broad Spectrum SPF 50 EXEL CLARIFYING MASK → Clarins UV Plus HP SPF 40 Day Screen High Protection Clarins Vital Light Day SPF 15 → Cleansing Foaming Gel Acne Pro Skin Cleansing Towelette → Clearasil Daily Clear Refreshing Superfruit Wash Clearasil Daily Clear Skin Perfect Wash → CLINIQUE SPF 30 with SOLAR SMART CLINIQUE SPF 50 with SOLAR SMART ADVANCED PROTECTION → cold and flu relief cold and flu relief daytime → Colgate Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor Colgate Deep Clean Fluoride → Colgate Winter Watermelon Flavor COLINE → Controlling balm with tea tree oil Controlling Cream → Coralite Muscle Joint Coralite Pain Relief → Cough Syrup DM cough tussin → Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Extra White plus Crystal Clean anti bac Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Extra White plus Scope dual blast fresh mint blast → CVS Advanced Deep Set Wrinkle Therapy w / SPF15 CVS Advanced Healing → CVS Pharmacy Hydrating CVS Pharmacy Ibuprofen → CVS HYDROCORTISONE WITH ALOE D D - TIME → DAY C DAY CREAM MATTIFYING HYDRATOR SPF 25 → Daytime Severe Cold and Flu Daytime Severe Cold and Flu Relief → Degree Adrenaline Sport Defense Invisible Stick Antiperspirant and Deodorant Degree Adventure Antiperspirant → Degree Sexy Intrigue Antiperspirant and Deodorant Degree Sheer Lilac Antiperspirant and Deodorant → DermaCen Instant Hand Sanitizer with Aloe DermaCen Non-Alcohol Foaming Hand Sanitizer → DG BABY DIAPER RASH dg baby vitamins a and d → DG Health Sleep Aid dg health sore throat → DigiSan DigiSan E Foam Hand Sanitizer → Disney PIXAR MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Antibacterial Hand Wipes Disney PIXAR TOY STORY Antibacterial Hand Wipes → Double Prawn Rumagon Double Tussin Intense Cough Reliever DM → Dove Ultimate Sensitive Care Fragrance Free Antiperspirant and Deodorant Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth Nature Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant → DR. MERCOLA Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF-30 DR. MERCOLA Sunscreen SPF-50 → DR.OH PATCH Dr.Phi Instant Hand Sanitizer → Dye-Free Wal-Dryl Dyna-Hex 2 → Dyninex E E ENZYME → ECOSAVE LAVENDER ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SOAP Ecosom → Elta Dermavase Elta Lite Tar → EO HAND SANITIZER Lemon EO HAND SANITIZER Peppermint → Equaline hemorrhoial equaline hemorrhoidal → Equate Cleansing Pads equate clear lax → Equate Vaporizing equate vitamins a and d → ESIKA TRIPLE ACCION MAX BB Light Beige ESIKA Ultra Softening SPF 15 → EVERTOX SPECIAL BATH PREPARATIONS Evervescence Daily Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF15 Sunscreen → Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Extra Strength Non-Aspirin Pain Reliever → EZY-TM F fabulous face spf 15 → FAMILY CARE ANTI-ITCH FAMILY CARE ANTIBIOTIC → Feverall FeverALL Adults → First Aid Triple Antibiotic and Pain Relief Maximum Strength First Aid Triple Antibiotic with Pain Reliever → FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY SATINB 24HR MAKEUP SHADE NUDE FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY SATINB 24HR MAKEUP SHADE SAND → flormar REBORN BB SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 CP13 Nude Ivory flormar REBORN BB SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 CP16 Beige → footlogix intensive care diabetic formula footlogix moisturizing diabetic formula → Fresh N Up Fresh Pear Foaming hand → Fungicure Athletes Foot Fungicure Intensive → FUTURIST AGE RESISTING MAKEUP SPF 15 G G Tron → Gelfose M Gellert Joint Care → Gillette Clinical Advanced Fresh Gillette Clinical Advanced Sport Triumph → Givenchy Photo Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 Perfect Gold Tint 7 Givenchy Photo Perfexion Fluid Foundation SPF 20 Perfect Honey Tint 6 → Gold and Sudsy Gold Antibacterial Hand Safety → Good Neighbor Pharmacy Childrens Ibuprofen Cold Good Neighbor Pharmacy Childrens Loratadine → good neighbor pharmacy pain relief all day Good Neighbor Pharmacy Pain Relief and Pain Relief PM → Good Sense Hemorrhoidal Good Sense Hemorrhoidal Maximum Strength Pain Relief → Goodys Extra Strength Goodys Headache Relief Shot → GYNOX-SOFT H H E B MAX SEVERE CONGESTION and COUGH Maxium Strength → HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER JASMINE HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER KIWI → HAND-E-FOAM Hand-Giene E-2 → Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport SPF 30 Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport SPF 30 for Canada → Head Congestion Daytime and Nighttime Cold Head Remedy → Health Mart Pharmacy Childrens Cetirizine Hydrochloride Health Mart Pharmacy Childrens Loratadine → healthy accents day time night time healthy accents daytime → HEB Allergy Relief HEB Antifungal → Highmark Professional Luxury Foam Antibacterial Handwash HighMark Professional Pink Antimicrobial Ltn Sp → Humco Epson Salt Humco Gentian Violet 1% → HydroSkin Hygea Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Towelette → HYVEE PRO CLEAN BLUE MINT I I LOVE NY Hand Sanitizer Vanilla Scent → Idole Beauty IDOLE BLACK → Infants Pain Relief infants pain relief concentrated → InstantFOAM alcohol hand sanitizer InstantFOAM non-alcohol → IPKN HYDRO AND PORE BB 02 MEDIUM IPKN MOIST AND FIRM BB 01 FAIR → it Radiant Brightening Eye it Radiant Brightening Sleeping Pack → IWK-5 J J and R Perfect Essence Beblesh Balm (40mL) → JINHANCHO Jinhwagwangsu Bubble → JW12 K K CARE OCEAN MIST → Kiehls Since 1851 Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Kiehls Since 1851 Facial Fuel UV Guard Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Plus Sunscreen WR80 → Kleenex Moisturizing Instant Hand Sanitizer Kleenex Ultra Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer → Kymaro Roll on Relief L L OCCITANE Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Scalp → Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Power Powder Fresh Lady Speed Stick Invisible Dry Power Spring Blossom → Lantiseptic Daily Care Skin Protectant Lantiseptic Dry Skin Therapy → LBEL DEFENSE 365 Daily Protective Facial SPF 50 LBEL DEFENSE 365 DAILY PROTECTIVE SPF 50 → Leader All Day Allergy Leader All Day Pain Relief → LEADER iNTENSE COUGH RELIEVER LEADER ISOPROPYL Alcohol Wipes → leader tussin leader tussin cf → LifeCell bb cream Hydrating Anti-Oxidant Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30 medium LifeStyles EPIC Male Genital Desensitizer → Listerine Smart Rinse Bubble Gum Shield Listerine Smart Rinse Mint Shield → Lorac Foundation Light SPF20 Lorac Foundation Medium Beige SPF20 → Low Dose Miniprin Enteric Safety Coated Low Strength Chewable Aspirin → Luxury Luxury Antibacterial Foaming → 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 Baby Lips Quenched Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Sunscreen Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Beauty Balm Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen → Medi-Scrub MEDI-SULTING TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF → Medline Alcohol Prep Non-Sterile, Thick / Medium Medline Alcohol Prep Sterile, Large → Meijer Suscreen SPF 8 Meijer Tolnaftate → MI-ACID MAXIMUM STRENGTH MI-ACID REGULAR STRENGTH → Mint Sunscreen Lip Moisturizer MINTOX → MOIST MOISTURE EYE MOIST MOISTURE SKIN TONER → More Than Moisture SPF 30 MoReturn Hair → Mucus Relief Immediate Release Mucus Relief Maximum Strength → Myco Nail A Antifungal Solution MYEONGHAN MIINDO HWANSAENGGO GOLD ESSENCE BB SPF 35 30100317 → Myxcin-C N N - TIME → NasalAsalt All-Natural Seawater NasalCrom → Natures Gate Aqua SPF 50 Natures Gate Face Block SPF 25 Fragrance-Free → Neutrogena All-in-1 Acne Control Facial Treatment Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 20 helioplex → Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Cleanser Neutrogena Rapid Clear Stubborn Acne Spot → Nice Assorted Nice Cherry → NightTime Pain Reliever PM Nighttime sinus → No Foundation Foundation No.2 Light to Medium No Foundation SPF 30 → No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Compact Sunscreen SPF 15 New Ivory No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Sunscreen SPF 15 05 → NU SKIN ageLOC Radiant Day SPF 22 Nu Skin Antibacterial Body Cleansing → Nytol QuickCaps O O BlancTis → Oi Lin Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 OI LIN SUNMILK SUNSCREEN SPF 25 → Old Spice Red Zone Collection Aqua Reef Old Spice Red Zone Collection Invisible Pure Sport → Orajel Instant Pain Reliver for Canker Sores Extra Strength Pain Relief Orajel Instant Relief for Teething Pain → Oscar de la Renta Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 OsmoFlex → OZ TREE HandMade by Dorothy P P LAX DR → Pain Relieving Chi Len Oil Pain Relieving Iampur → PARURE DE LUMIERE LIGHT-DIFFUSING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN MOISTURE INFUSION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 25 31 AMBRE PALE Pasmol Pain Relieving → Pep-Back Ultra Pepbis Regular → Personal Care Hand Sanitizer Personal Care Hand Sanitizer Aloe → PHYLLIS GOLDEN HAIR PHYLLIS GOLDEN HAIR ESSENCE → PLAGENTRA SOOTHING REVOLUTION BB PLAGENTRA SOOTHING REVOLUTION SUNCITY → Pore Tightening Serum POST CARE → Preferred Plus Mucus ER preferred plus mucus relief → PRESCRIPTIVES ALL SKINS MINERAL MAKEUP 16 HR. SPF 10 PRESCRIPTIVES SITE UNSEEN BRIGHTENING CONCEALER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 → Proactiv Gentle Formula Clearifying Night Proactiv Herbal Conditioning Treatment → Protex Balance antibacterial liquid hand soap Protex Deep Clean → Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 Pure Finish 8 Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 Pure Finish 9 → Puritan Puritan Hand Sanitizer → PYUNG GANG ATO SOON Q Q Health Pain Relief Spray → Quik Spray Quik Wipes → QuitaCallos R R-044 Blemish Fix → Recens Ultra Recharge Sanitizing Towlette Organic Peppermint Surge → RelCof-C Releev Cold Sore Treatment → RESILIENCE LIFT FIRMING SCULPTING FACE AND NECK CREME SPF 15 NML COMBO RESILIENCE LIFT FIRMING SCULPTING FACE AND NECK SPF15 FOR DRY SKIN → Right Guard Sport I.S. Antiperspirant Deodorant Active Right Guard Sport I.S. Antiperspirant Deodorant Triathlon → RITE AID RENEWAL ACNE RITE AID RENEWAL ADVANCED HEALING → RODAN - FIELDS ESSENTIALS Body Sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 RODAN and FIELDS ENHANCEMENTS LIGHT → RUBY CELL 4U CARBONATED BEAUTY WATER RUBY CELL 4U CARBONATED MIST → Rx Act Nasal Decongestant rx act nasal decongestant pe non drowsy maximum strength → RYNEX PSE S S Balloon Slim Body Line → Salonpas Arthritis Pain Salonpas DEEP Relieving → SBS 40 Medicated Cream SBS 41 → Secret Antiperspirant Spring Breeze Secret Antiperspirant / Deodorant Powder Fresh → Secret Scent Expressions Invisible Solid Truth or Pear Secret Scent Expressions Invisible Solid Va Va Vanilla → SENEXON SENEXON-S → Sesderma SESPREVEX Calming and protecting foam SESSION SAVERS SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 WATER RESISTANT → SHENG CHUN PAIN RELIEF Sherman and Clark Pain Relieving → Shopko Medicated Lip Balm Shopko Medicated Lip Treatment → Silky Smooth Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Silky Smooth Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Invisible Solid → Sinus Headache PE Sinus Headache PE Maximum Strenght Non- Drowsy → Skin So Soft Soft and Sensual Anti-Perspirant Deodorant Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40 Supergoop → Smart Sense allergy and congestion relief indoor and outdoor allergies Smart Sense Allergy and Congestion Relief-D → SMART SENSE SPRING MINT Smart Sense Stay Awake → Sodium Chloride Sodium Chloride Hypertonicity → Softlips Tint Blossom Softlips Tint Bronze → Solutions A.M. Total Radiance Solutions Ageless Results Day → Source Antibacterial Foaming Hand Original Sovereign Silver Eerste Hulp Gel → Spice Anti-bacterial foaming Hand Wash Spiced Cider Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash → StingMed Stiptik → Suave Fresh Aerosol Antiperspirant and Deodorant Suave Fresh Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Summer Bouquet Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Summer Breeze Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash → SUNMARK 12 HOUR ALLERGY RELIEF Sunmark 8 hour pain relief → SUNMARK MILK OF MAGNESIA MINT Sunmark Milk of Magnesia saline laxative → SUNZONE FAMILY SPF 60 Broad Spectrum SUNZONE FAMILY SUNSCREEN SPF 30 Broad Spectrum → SuperPlus Beblesh Balm SPF25 PA 2Plus SuperPlus Beblesh Balm Triple Functions SPF25 PA 2Plus → Sysco Reliance Systane → Suphedrine PE 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 → Throat-Releev (Honey and Lemon) THRULIFE EXTRA STRENGTH HEADACHE RELIEF → Tolnaftate D TOM FORD TRACELESS FOUNDATION SPF 15 → TopCare Childrens All Day Allergy Topcare childrens allergy → TopCare Medicated TOPCARE MEDICATED CLEANSING PADS → TopiCool Pain Relief with Cats Claw Toppik Mens Hair Regrowth Treatment Extra Strength → Triaminic Multi-Symptom Fever and Cold TRIAMINIC Night Time Cold and Cough → Tukol Maxium Strength Cough and Mucus Relief Tukol Multi Symptom Cold → TYLENOL COLD MULTI-SYMPTOM DAYTIME TYLENOL Cold Multi-Symptom Severe → 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 → Upset Stomach Relief to Go Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm SPF 20 → UVA / UVB SPF 15 Rodan and Fields V V SHAPING AMPOULE → Veil Fluid Makeup Sand SPF 15 Veil Fluid Makeup Walnut SPF 15 → VINEXPERT BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 RADIANCE DAY FLUID Vineyard Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash → Vortex W W HONEY BEAM CUSHION 21 → Walgreens Chap Aid Lip Balm Strawberry Banana Walgreens Chap Aid Moisturizer → Water-Jel Neomycin Antibiotic Waterblock Solar SPF 30 → WHITE CAVIAR ILLUMINATING HAND SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 White Caviar Illuminating Hand Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 La Prairie → Wrinkle Corrector and Firming Moisturizer SPF 15 WRINKLESS CT-1 EYE → 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 → ZITFREE ACNE TREATMENT ZO MEDICAL AKNEBRIGHT Acne Spot and Pigmentation Treatment → ZZZTime