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 → Acid Reducer Regular Strength Acid Relief → Adidas for Women Action 3 Fresh Adidas for Women Action 3 Intensive → Afrin Original Pump Mist Afrin Severe Congestion → Alba Lip Care Sunblock SPF 25 Alba Natural Acnedote → All Day Allergy 24 hour All Day Allergy Antihistamine → ALMOST POWDER MAKEUP SPF 15 Alo Therapeutic Massage → Ammonia Inhalants Ammonia Pad → anti itch and skin protectant Anti Itch Balm → Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Fresh Picked Blueberries Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Fresh Picked Cherries → Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Winter Candy Apple Anti-Bacterial Deep Cleansing Hand Soap Yuletide Pear Vanilla → Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Ginger Pear Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Green Apple → Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Twisted Peppermint Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Vampire Blood → Anti-Bacterial Hand Cranberry Tangerine Anti-Bacterial Hand Creamy Pumpkin → Anti-Bacterial Hand I Love Pumpkin Anti-Bacterial Hand I Love Smores → Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Fresh Strawberries Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Ginger Pear → Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Berry Vanilla Anti-Bacterial Moisturizing Hand Calypso Berry → Anti-Bacterial Shimmer Hand Coconut Cream Anti-Bacterial Shimmer Hand Lemon Glaze → ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SANITIZER POMEGRANATE AND ACAI Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Spray → Antiperspirant Antiperspirant Cedarwood → Aqua Sport Antiperspirant and Deodorant for Men Aqua Sunset Hand Sanitizer → Artistry Essentials Balancing Artistry Essentials Hydrating SPF 15 → Aterra Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Aterra Antibacterial Hand Wash → Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Correcting Tinted Moisturizer SPF30 Light to Medium Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Correcting Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30 → Axe Dry Sharp Focus Axe Dry Twist → ASPIRIN B B.S.C AMPUL → Badger SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Cream Badger SPF 34 Anti-Bug Sunscreen → Banana Boat Ultramist Sport Performance SPF 50 Band-Aid Brand Hurt-Free Antiseptic Wash → being well allergy Being Well Allergy Relief → Berkley and Jensen Acid Controller Complete berkley and jensen acid reducer → BIO-RYTUSS Bio-S-Pres DX → BlancTis Essence tooth whitening gel BlancTis Forte II tooth whitening → body luxuries Vanilla Frosting Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Body Luxuries Waterless Hand Sanitizer → Bouton Eye Wash Boy Butter Desensitizing Lubricant → Brut Blue Wave Bubble Gum Sunscreen Lip Moisturizer → BZK Towelette C C Lax Laxative → CardinalHealth alcohol prep pads LARGE CardinalHealth alcohol prep pads MEDIUM → CAREALL Naproxen CAREALL Tolnaftate → Carroll Hand Sanitizer Wipes with Aloe Carroll Ultrex Antimicrobial Wipes → CD HydraLife BB Eye Creme Enhancing Sunscreen Eye Illuminator Luminous Peach Broad Spectrum SPF 20 CEBATROL Oil Control Pads → CETIRI D Cetirizine → Childrens Aspirin Childrens Aspirin Free Rapid Tabs → Childrens Wal-Dryl Allergy Childrens WAL-DRYL Single-Use Allergy → Claree Clarifying Cleanser → Clarins Sunscreen Care Milk- SPF 50 Plus Clarins Sunscreen Care Radiant SPF 6 UVB / UVA → Cleansing Towelette Cleansing Wipe / Tube → Clearasil Ultra Acne Plus Marks Daily Scrub Clearasil Ultra Acne Plus Marks Spot → Clotrimazole Antifungal Clotrimazole Athletes Foot → Colgate Cavity Protection Colgate Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor → Comfort Comfort Touch Antibacterial Moist Wipes → Coppertone oil free SPF 30 Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50 → Cotz Face (For Lighter Skin Tones) SPF 40 Sunscreen Cotz Face (Natural Skin Tone) SPF 40 Sunscreen → Creamy Diaper Rash Creamy Peach Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash → Cut Care Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Cut Care Insect Bite Antiseptic and Pain Relieving Wipe → CVS pharmacy Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes CVS Pharmacy Instant Toothache → CYZONE XPRESS YOUR BODY Sensitive D D - TIME → Day Time Gelcap day time night time → De La Cruz Mercurochrome DE LA CRUZ SODIUM BICARBONATE ANTACID → Degree Fresh Oxygen Antiperspirant and Deodorant Degree Girl Friends Forever Antiperspirant and Deodorant → DERMA GRAN BC PERINEAL PROTECTANT DERMA GRAN GP → Dexbrompherniramine Maleate and Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 6mg / 120mg Dextromethorphan HBr 15 mg → DHC BB Foundation Natural Ocher 01 DHC BB Foundation Natural Ocher 02 → DIOR SNOW PROTECTION UV WHITE REVEAL UV SHIELD TRANSLUCENT SPF 50 DIORPRESTIGE WHITE COLLECTION SATIN BRIGHTENING UV BASE SPF 50 → Divine Illumination Divine Flawless Foundation SPF 50 Divine Lift Foundation SPF → Dove Cleartone Skin Renew Antiperspirant Deodorant Dove Clinical Protection Cleartone Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Dr. Dream Advanced Facial Treatment Serum Dr. Dream Advanced Facial Treatment Toner → Dry Idea A.Dry Antiperspirant Solid Unscented Dry Idea A.Dry Antiperspirant Unscented → Dynashield with Dimethicone E E ENZYME → Effervescent Pain Relief Fast Relief Effervescent Pain Relief Fast Relief Fast Relief → Enchanted Moments Vanilla Snow Hand Sanitizer END-ITCH → equaline antacid Equaline Antacid regular strength → equaline stomach relief EQUALINE TOLNAFTATE ANTIFUNGAL → equate nitetime equate nitetime cold and flu → ESIKA NATURAL CARE ESIKA NATURAL CARE CONCHA DE NACAR AND ROSA MOSQUETA facial FPS 15 → Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15 Tint 110 Everlasting Compact Foundation SPF 15 Tint 112 → Extra Strength Night Time Pain Medicine Extra Strength Non Aspirin Pain Relief → EZY-TM F fabulous face spf 15 → FAMILY WELLNESS COLD AND HOT PAIN RELIEF Family wellness hemorrhoidal → First Aid Antiseptic First Aid Bacitracin Zinc → FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY NUDE MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 15 SHADE SPICE FLAWLESS FINISH PERFECTLY NUDE MAKEUP BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN SPF 15 SHADE TAWNY → FOREVER LASTING INTENSIVE SPOT FOREVER LASTING PRECIOUS ESSENTIAL WATER → Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20 Chalet Girl Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20 Cloudy Bay → FUTURIST AGE RESISTING MAKEUP SPF 15 G G Tron → GenTeal Moderate to Severe GenTeal Night-time PM → Ginger and Lemon Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Ginger Bergamot Natural Antibacterial Foaming → Glytone acne Glytone acne 3P → GONGJINHYANG SEOL WHITENING JINAEK PROGRAM GONIOSOFT → good neighbor pharmacy loratadine good neighbor pharmacy loratadine d → Good Sense Complete good sense complete lice treatment → Good Sense tussin dm max good sense tussin mucus and chest congestion → Guerlain Terracotta Gloss 04 Ambre Guerlain Terracotta Gloss 05 Santal → GYNOX-SOFT H H E B MAX SEVERE CONGESTION and COUGH Maxium Strength → Hand Essentials Antibacterial Hand Essentials Instant Hand Antiseptic → HARMON FACE VALUES MEDICATED WIPES harmon face values pain and fever → Head and Shoulders Treatment Damage Rescue 2 Minute Repair Head and Shoulders Treatment Dry Scalp Care 2 Minute Moisturizer → Health Mart Regular Strength Enteric Coated Aspirin Health Mart Simethicone → Healthy Accents Mucus Relief cold and sinus Healthy Accents Mucus Relief cold flu and sore throat → HEMORRHOIDAL RECTAL hemorrhoidal relief → Hope In A Jar For Dry Skin SPF broad spectrum spf 20 sunscreen and extra-rich moisturizer for normal to dry skin Hope In A Jar SPF 25 → Hydrocortisone D Hydrocortisone HC → HyVee Ultra Concentrated Green Apple Scent I I LOVE NY Hand Sanitizer Vanilla Scent → IHS 2000 INSTANT HAND SANITIZER Ili Hand Sanitizer Instant → Instant Hand Sanitizer Candy Apple Instant Hand Sanitizer Chinese Cherry Blossom → IOPE AIR CUSHION XP IOPE AIR CUSHION XP COVER VANILLA BROAD SPECTRUM SPF50PLUS → Itch Relief extra strength itchy eye → IvyMed J J and R Perfect Essence Beblesh Balm (40mL) → Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer Natural Antibacterial Jurlique Purely Sun-Defying Moisturizer with SPF 15 Sunscreen → Justice ANTI BAC HAND SANITIZER K K CARE OCEAN MIST → Kinesys Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Alcohol-Free Sunscreen Kinesys Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Alcohol-Free Sunscreen - Mango Scent → KONSYL Original Formula Psyllium Fiber Konsyl Overnight Relief Senna Prompt → Kymaro Roll on Relief L L OCCITANE Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Scalp → Lagarde Lagicam antifungal → Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Bronze Radiance Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 CARAMEL → LBEL REGRESSION JOUR Protective Complex With SPF 15 Facial Day Normal to Combination Skin LBEL REGRESSION JOUR Protective Complex with SPF 15 Facial day normal to dry skin → Leader Gas Relief Extra Strength leader gas relief ultra strength → Leader sleep aid Leader SleepTime → Lights Povidone Iodine Solution Likewise Facial Moisturizer - Sun Protectant SPF 50 Normal to Dry Skin → Lite nFoamy Eucalyptus Mint Sanitizing Handwash Lite nFoamy Lemon Blossom Hand Sanitizer → LOreal Paris true match super blendable compact makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 17 LOreal Paris true match super blendable makeup broad spectrum spf 17 → Luminous AuraCapsule CC Luminous Bright Aura CC → Lysol Touch of Foam
M M EROS BODYGLIDE .SUPER CONCENTRATED → Marathon Pain Relief Topical Analgesic MARCS BLUE MINT → Maximum Strength Flu Maximum Strength Flu BP → Medi-First Medi-first Antiseptic First Aid → MEDITOWEL ANTIBACTERIAL FIRST AID MEDITOWEL ILLUMINATING SKIN BRIGHTENING → Melvita PROSUN High protection sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Melvita PROSUN SPF 15 Sun → MicroMousse II Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizing Foam Midol → MISSHA M SHINY BB SPF27 MISSHA M SIGNATURE RADIANCE FOUNDATION SPF20 → Monistat 1 Combination Pack Triple Action Monistat 3 3-Day Pre-filled Applicators → mucus relief cold and sinus Mucus Relief Cold and Sinus Maximum Strength → 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 → Natural Cherry Honey Herb Throat Drops Natural Concept Body Wash Spring Breeze → Neosporin Essentials Trial Pack Neosporin Lip Health Overnight Renewal Therapy → Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Oil Free Moisture Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30 Neutrogena Men Skin Clearing Acne Wash → Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 45 with helioplex Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF70 → NIGHT-TIME MULTI-SYMPTOM COLD / FLU Cherry NIGHT-TIME MULTI-SYMPTOM COLD / FLU Original → Nix Complete Maximum Strength Lice Elimination Nizoral A-D → No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Compact Sunscreen SPF 15 Buff No7 Stay Perfect Foundation Compact Sunscreen SPF 15 New Ivory → NU SKIN ageLOC Radiant Day SPF 22 Nu Skin Antibacterial Body Cleansing → Nytol QuickCaps O O BlancTis → Oil Free Acne Wash Oil Free Blackhead Removal Scrub → Old Spice Wild Collection Foxcrest Invisible Old Spice Wild Collection Hawkridge Invisible → Oral Saline Laxative Oral Saline Laxative Cherry → OXY Exfoliating Body Scrub Oxy Face Wash Mild → OZ TREE HandMade by Dorothy P P LAX DR → PANADOL Panadol Cold and Flu NonDrowsy → PEANUTS ANTI-CAVITY FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE Pear Barlet Antibacterial Hand → Perfecting Liquid Foundation Toffee Bronze SPF 15 Perfecting Mineral Beauty Balm with SPF 9 → Phisoderm Clear Confidence Daily Gel Face Wash Phisoderm Clear Confidence Face Scrub → Plantar Wart Removers PLANTSCRIPTION ANTI AGING OIL FREE BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 25 → Pramoxine hydrochloride PRAX → Prestige Snail Lip Treatment Pretty in Paris Hand Sanitizer bodycology → Proactiv SPF 15 Moisturizer Proactive Solution Cleaning Bar → Publix Alcohol Publix allergy → PURELL Advanced Skin Nourishing Instant Hand Sanitizer PURELL Advanced with Aloe Instant Hand Sanitizer → Pyrocaine Burn Q Q Health Pain Relief Spray → Quita Colicos Gas Relief Drops R R-044 Blemish Fix → RED GINSENG FERMENTED SUN SPF50PLUS PA PLUS PLUS PLUS RED GINSENG FERMENTED TONER → Remedy with Phytoplex Z-Guard Remedy Zinc Skin Protectant → rexall hydrocortisone plus moisturizers rexall ibuprofen → Rite Aid Extra Whitening Rite Aid Foaming Hand → RoC Multi correxion Lift Anti Gravity Day Moisturizer SPF 30 RoC Multi correxion Lift Anti Gravity Day Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF30 → RUE 21 Dream Dance Love Vanilla Spice Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer RUE 21 Fallen Vixen Anti Bacterial Hand Sanitizer → RYNEX PSE S S2 → Sandy Beaches Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash Sandy Beige Always color stay-on Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Jafra → Scent Killer Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Odorless Formula Scent-A-Way Anti-Perspirant Extended Protection → Secret Outlast and Olay Smooth Protecting Powder Secret Outlast and Olay Smooth Sport Fresh → SENNA Senna and Docusate Sodium → SEPHORA Skin Perfect CC Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 DARK SEPHORA Skin Perfect CC Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 DEEP → Shimmery Sun shing-Releev → ShopRite Allergy ShopRite Allergy D 12 → SIMPLY RIGHT BODY CARE ANTIBACTERIAL SIMPLY RIGHT BODY CARE DAILY MOISTURIZING → Skin Effects by Dr. Jeffrey Dover Glycolic Day skin effects Firming Facial with Retinol Complex SPF 30 → smart sense 12 hour decongestant smart sense 3 day treatment → smart sense pain relief pm extra strength Smart Sense Pump Mist → Sof Skin Pure Petroleum Sof Skin Pure Petroleum Cocoa Butter Scented → Soin Solaire Complete SPF30 SOL LEON Sunscreen SPF 15 → Soothe and Cool INZO Barrier Soothe and Cool Moisture Barrier → SPF 20 SPF 20 Classic Beige → Stimulant laxative plus stool softener Sting Relief → Suave Wild Cherry Blossom SUB-ZERO COOL PAIN RELIEVING → Sun Protection Emulsion Face Broad Spectrum SPF 30 La Prairie Group Sun Protection Emulsion Face la prairie → sunmark cold and allergy Sunmark Cold and Allergy Childrens → Sunright Lip Balm SPF15 Sunscreen → Super Restorative Foundation True Lift SPF 15 Tint 7.5 Super Restorative Tinted SPF 20 Tint 1 → Sweet Pea Blossom Hand Sanitizer Sweet Pea Waterless Anti-Antibateria Hand Sanitizer → System TLC Anti-dandruff T T-CHEM ANTIMICROBIAL HAND → TERRACOTTA BRONZING MIST WITH SUNSCREEN SPF 10 LIGHT 01 TERRACOTTA JOLI TEINT BEAUTIFYING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN SUN-KISSED, HEALTHY GLOW BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 DARK → Theraflu Max-D THERAFLU MULTI SYMPTOM SEVERE COLD → Tinted Moisturizer SPF20 Medium Tinted SPF 45 → Topcare ClearLax TopCare Clotrimazole 3 → Topcare Nite Time Day Time Cold and Flu Relief Topcare Nite Time Multi Symptom Relief → Toys-R-Us Babies-R-Us Hand Sanitizer TRACELESS SKIN RESPONSIVE TINT → TRUFFLE EX WRINKLE EYE TRUFFLE EX WRINKLE SLEEPING MASK → Type 3 Sinus Max U U-max Beauty → UltrasolSunscreen nature BABY Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 45 UltrasolSunscreen Sport Clear CONTINUOUS SPRAY → Up and Up infants acetaminophen Up and Up Infants Gas Relief → UVA / UVB SPF 15 Rodan and Fields V V SHAPING AMPOULE → VIALPROTECTION AGE DEFYING PROTECTIVE SPF 50 Vichy Laboratoire Capital Soleil SPF 30 Soft Sheer Sunscreen → Vital Fluid IV Nano Gold Serum Vitale Sensitive Scalp 12 in 1 Instant Relief Anti Dandruff Spray → Vortex W Wakefern Enamel Guard → Walgreens Hydrocortisone Plus 12 Moisturizers WALGREENS INSTANT HAND SANITIZER → Welmedix HomeCare PRO Extra Strength Rapid Rash Relief Welmedix HomeCare PRO Fragile Skin Protectant → Woodwards HandClens Foaming Sanitizer Color and Fragrance Free Woodwards Mycocide Clinical NS → WYANDOTTE SANIFECT FOAM-E II X X FOLATE → Xylishield Y Y LAX DR → Yves Saint Laurent Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Z Z-COF 1 → Zodryl DEC 40 Zodryl DEC 50 → ZZZTime
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