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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, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Phenylephrine Hydrochloride → Acnotex acne Treatment ACPURIS INTENSIVE SPOT TREATMENT → Advanced Eye Relief / Redness Instant Relief Advanced Eye Relief / Redness Maximum Relief → AHAVA ACTIVE DEADSEA MINERALS TIME TO ENERGIZE AGE CONTROL MOISTURIZING BROAD SPECTRUM SPF15 AHAVA ACTIVE DEADSEA MINERALS TIME TO HYDRATE ESSENTIAL LIP BALM BROAD SPECTRUM SPF15 → Alco Hand Sanitizer ALCO-SAN INSTANT SKIN SANITIZER → All Day Allergy Relief All Day Allergy Relief 24 HOUR → Allure Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol Allure Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol With Wintergreen → Amazing Grace Antiperspirant and Deodorant Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Sunscreen Deep Sand → Anew Ultimate Day Multi-Performance Anew Vitale Day → Anti-Aging Hydra Tint SPF 20 Shade 40 ANTI-AGING SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 → Anti-Intch Well at Walgreens Anti-itch → Antibacterial Hand Wipes Circle K Antibacterial Handsoap → Antiseptic Cleansing Wipes Antiseptic First Aid → Aqua Rush Water Drop BB Aqua Sunset Hand Sanitizer → ARTHRITIS RELIEF WELL AT WALGREENS Artifical Tears → ASSURED Foaming Hand Sanitizer Assured Gas Relief Extra Strength Extra Strength → AURORA ANTIBACTERIAL VANILLA BROWN SUGAR AURORA BODY WASH CRISP WATERS → Aveeno Continuous Protection SPF85 Aveeno Daily Moisturizing → ARRID XX Roll On Antiperspirant Deodorant Regular B B BIND REJUVENATING NEOENDORPHIN MASK PACK → Bacti-Stat Bacti-Stat AE → Banana Boat Protective Dry SPF 10 Banana Boat Protective Dry SPF 15 → Baza Protect BB ANTI-FATIGUE ABSOLUTE SPF 25 → Ben E. Keith Foam Sanitizer Ben E. Keith Foaming Antibacterial Hand Cleaner → BERKLEY JENSEN ANTIBACTERIAL HAND Berkley Jensen Hypoallergenic Antibacterial Hand Soap Soap Enriched with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera Moisturizers → Bioelements Immediate Comfort Hydrocortisone Bioelements Spotless Cleanser → bleve bvibrant BLI Holding Miami Beach kids spf 50 → Body Luxuries French Lavender Scented Waterless Anti Bacterial Hand gel Body Luxuries French Lavender Waterless Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer → Botanics Complexion Refining Day Moisture Lotion Sunscreen SPF 12 Botanics Complexion Refining Day Moisture Sunscreen SPF 12 → Bronkids Bronkisan → Burn Mist Burn Out SPF-30 Sunscreen → BZK Towelette C C Lax Laxative → Capzasin No Mess Applicator Capzasin P Arthritis Pain Relief → CARE ONE PEPPERMINT SWIRL CARE ONE PINE → CareOne Mucus Relief Severe Congestion and Cold careone naproxen sodium → CD DiorSkin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 - 050 CD DiorSkin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 - 010 → CELLULAR RADIANCE SUNSCREEN SPF 30 Celox Antiseptic → CEVIANGS ULTRA BIO CELLULOSE MASK CEVIANGS ULTRA HYDRO EFFECTIVE SUN → Childrens Cetirizine Hydrochloride Sugar Free Grape Childrens Cetirzine → Childrens Robitussin Nighttime Cough Long-Acting DM Childrens Silapap → Citrus, Basil and Lime Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash CITY BASE COMPACT FOUNDATION SPF 15 → Clarins Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen for Sun-Sensitive Areas CLARINS BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 Plus - SUNSCREEN CARE MILK → CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE UV PROTECTION Clean → Clear Eyes Maximum Itchy Eye Relief Clear Eyes Maximum Redness Relief → clearskin clear emergency intensive cream cleanser Clearskin Clear Emergency Intensive Treatment → Codeine-Guaifenesin Codituss DM → Cold Sore Relief COLD SORE SUPPORT → Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Peppermint Blast Colgate Total Advanced Pro-Shield Spearmint Surge → ConRx Allergy Sinus ConRx Allergy Sinus Multi-Symptoms → Coppertone Wet and Clear Kids SPF 50 Plus Coppertone Wet and Clear SPF 50 Plus → Cough Day Night cough dm → Crest Anticavity Kit Crest Baking Soda and Peroxide Whitening with Tartar Protection → CVS ACNE TREATMENT CVS Adult Enema → CVS PHARMACY HAND SANITIZER ALOE CVS Pharmacy Ibuprofen → CVS PHARMACY FRESH WATER D D - TIME → day relief pe Day Relief Sinus PE → DAYWEAR ADVANCED MULTI-PROTECTION ANTIOXIDANT SPF 15 OILY SKIN DAYWEAR ADVANCED MULTIPROTECTION ANTIOXIDANT CREME SPF 15 FOR NORMAL COMBINATION SKIN → Degree Clinical Protection Cool Rush Antiperspirant and Deodorant Degree Clinical Protection Fresh Energy Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Degree Women Clinical Protection Sexy Intrigue Degree Women Nature Effects Honeysuckle and Tea Tree Oil → Dermaquest Skin Therapy Solar Protection SPF 15 DermaQuest TM Skin Therapy, Breathable Coverage TM Mineral Foundation SPF-30, DermaMinerals TM → dg health calcium antacid DG health calcium antacid extra strength → Diabetic Tussin DM Diabetic Tussin DM Maximum Strength → DiorSkin Nude 033 The Passion DiorSkin Nude 040 Golden Caramel → Docusate Calcium Docusate Calcium stool softener → Dove Clinical Protection Cool Essentials Antiperspirant and Deodorant Dove Clinical Protection Original Clean Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Dr Teals Triple Antibiotic Dr Tichenors First Aid Antispetic → DR. WALTONS COOL AND HOT ANALGESIC Dr. Whitiss (8.3%) → Duane Reade hydrocortisone Duane Reade hydrocortisone plus 12 moisturizers → Dynashield with Dimethicone E E ENZYME → ECZEMA THERAPY Eczemin → EltaMD UV SPF 30 EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 → Epoch Ava Puhi Moni Epsom Sal → Equaline Moisturizing Dandruff Medicated Formula Equaline Mucus ER → Equate fiber therapy equate Fiber Therapy Original Texture Unflavored → EROS EXTENDED LOVE 1 TOP LEVEL EROS EXTENDED LOVE 2 TOP LEVEL → ESSENCE OF BEAUTY SUGAR FROSTED MINT ESSENCE OF BEAUTY VANILLA WISHES → Excedrin Tension Headache Pain Reliever EXCEL SPF 30 → Exuviance CoverBlend Concealing Treatment Makeup SPF 30 Honey Sand Exuviance CoverBlend Concealing Treatment Makeup SPF 30 Mocha → EZY-TM F fabulous face spf 15 → FAMILY CARE HEMORRHOIDAL FAMILY CARE HYDROCORTISONE → Fexofenadine HCl and Pseudoephedrine HCI Fexofenadine hydrochloride → FixMySkin Healing Balm Fragrance-Free FixMySkin Healing Balm Unflavored → FLEBEAUTE COLLAGENIC MAKE UP BASE SPF20 PA 01GREEN FLEBEAUTE COLLAGENIC SKIN COVER SPF20 PA NB21 → flormar REBORN FOUNDATION SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 SF24 Medium flormar REBORN FOUNDATION SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 SF27 Capuccino → formu care ibuprofen childrens formu care omeprazole → Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20 Rio Samba Fresh Umbrian Clay Freshface Foundation SPF 20 Sandy Lane → FUTURIST AGE RESISTING MAKEUP SPF 15 G G Tron → Gelusil Gelusil Liquid Maximum Strength → Gillette Clinical Strength All Day Fresh Gillette Endurance Arctic Ice Clear → GKhair Anti-Dandruff GLAMTOX ACTIVE DAILY MOISTURIZING SUNSCREEN → Golden Dark Foundation SPF 15 Golden Deep Foundation SPF 15 → Good Neighbor Pharmacy Day Time Severe Good Neighbor Pharmacy Dayhist Allergy → Good Neighbor Pharmacy tussin dm max adult Good Neighbor Pharmacy Vitamin A and D → Good Sense Nasal Good Sense Nasal Decongestant → Great Value Ultra Concentrated Orange Scent Green Apple Hand Sanitizer → GYNOX-SOFT H H E B MAX SEVERE CONGESTION and COUGH Maxium Strength → HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER ROSE HAND AND NATURE SANITIZER ROSEMARY → Handy Solutions Crest Complete MULTI-BENEFIT WHITENING plus Scope Handy Solutions Dove Cool Essential Cucumber and Green Tea Scent Anti-Perspirant → Head and Shoulders Conditioner Itchy Scalp Head and Shoulders Conditioner Smooth and Silky → health mart allergy relief health mart antacid → Health Smart Original Petroleum Health Smart Vaporizing Chest Rub → healthy accents pain relief pm Healthy Accents Pain Relief PM Extra Strength → Herbal Aloe Face and Body SPF 30 HERBAL DAHUIN BEAUTY → Hongocura Pinceladas Hongocura S → Hydro and Pore BB HYDRO H → HYVEE PRO CLEAN BLUE MINT I I LOVE NY Hand Sanitizer Vanilla Scent → Idole Intense Idole Lemon → Infants Silapap Infants Simethicone → INTENSE CARE GALACTOMYCES WHITENING ESSENCE Intense Care Snail → IQQU Acne Serum IQQU Advance Sunscreen → Itch Relief Itch Relief Clear Skin Protectant CVS → IWK-5 J J and R Perfect Essence Beblesh Balm (40mL) → JNH a-Clear Resurface Sulfur JNH Ato-Care Super Barried ATO-Serum → Justice Vanilla Scent Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitizer K K CARE OCEAN MIST → Kiehls Since 1851 Facial Fuel UV Guard Fast Absorbing Sunscreen for Men SPF 50 Plus Kiehls Since 1851 Superbly Efficient Antiperspirant and Deodorant → Kmart Corporation Healthy Protection Kmart Corporation Maximum Strength → Kymaro Roll on Relief L L OCCITANE Anti-Dandruff Sensitive Scalp → Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Daringly Fresh Lady Speed Stick Stainguard Powder Fresh → Lasting Foundation SPF 12 Merle Norman Lasting Results Moisturizer → LBEL DRY EFFECT 48 ROLL-ON LBEL EFET PARFAIT Spots Reducing Effect Foundation SPF 18 - CLAIRE 4 → Leader AntacidRegular Strength Regular Strength Leader Anti Diarrheal → LEADER LUBRICATING EYE LEADER LUBRICATING EYE DROPS → LEMON GINGER TEA DEODORANT Lemon Glycerin → LINGERIE DE PEAU - INVISIBLE SKIN-FUSION FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20, 23 DORE NATUREL LINGERIE DE PEAU BB INVISIBLE SKIN-FUSION MULTI-PERFECTING MAKEUP WITH SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 LIGHT → Live Better Antifungal Live Better Bacitracin Zinc → LOreal Paris Skin Expertise Collagen Moisture Filler Daily Moisturizer Day Lotion SPF15 LOreal Paris Skin Expertise Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Day AntiWrinkle and Firming Moisturizer → Lucky SuperSoft Lucky Supersoft Antibacterial Hand → Lysol Touch of Foam
M M EROS BODYGLIDE .SUPER CONCENTRATED → MANDARIN ORANGE AND LEMON ANTIBACTERIAL SANITIZER Mandarin Orange Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer → Mary Kay Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 Ivory 2 (Drug Facts) Mastic Dent → Maybelline New York Baby Lips Peppermint Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Sunscreen Maybelline New York Baby Lips Quenched Moisturizing Lip Balm SPF 20 Sunscreen → Medi-Scrub MEDI-SULTING TOPICAL PAIN RELIEF → Medline Alcohol Swabstick Triples Medline Enema → Melafadin Day Protection Mellow Instant Hand Sanitizer Original → Miconazole 7 Miconazole Nitrate → Miracle Ice Ultra Strength Miracle of Aloe Rub Roll On → Moisture Renew Rose Blush (300) Moisture Renew Rose Shimmer (370) → Mouth Sore Relief Applicator Mouth Sore Relief Professional Strength → Multi- Symptom Relief DayTime Multi-Active Day Early Wrinkle Correcting SPF 15 → Myxcin-C N N - TIME → NasalCrom Nasalub Nasal Relief → Natures Gate Sport SPF 20 Mineral Natures Gate Sport SPF 50 → Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser Mask Neutrogena Clear Pore Daily Scrub → Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil Free Makeup - Classic Ivory 10 Neutrogena SkiniD Anti Acne Treatment → NICOTINE TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM NICOTINE TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM PATCH KIT → Nite Aid Sleep Aid Nite Time → No7 Beautiful Skin Day Normal Oily Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 No7 Beautiful Skin Oil Free Skin Protector All Skin Types SPF 25 → NOEVIR 5 TREATMENT LIQUID FOUNDATION LX NOEVIR N5 → NuGLOW DAYTIME THERAPY With SPF 15 NUJEVI ACNE → Nytol QuickCaps O O BlancTis → oil Oil Clearing Matte Moisturizer → Old Spice Red Zone Invisible Solid Champion Old Spice Red Zone Sweat Defense After Hours → Orajel Maximum Strength Orajel Naturals FAst Relief for Teething Pain → Our Family night time severe cold and cough honey lemon infused with chamomile and white tea flavors Our Family Triple Antibiotic → OZ TREE HandMade by Dorothy P P LAX DR → Pain Stoppers Extra Pain Stoppers Regular → PAUL and JOE SILKY SMOOTH FOUNDATION UV 101 PAUL AND JOE SILKY SMOOTH FOUNDATION UV 102 → Peptic Relief Peptic Relief Cherry → Peter Island Continuous Sport Sunscreen SPF 50 PETER ISLAND Continuous Sunscreen Sport 50 BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 Water Resistant → PHYTOGENIC INFINITE POWDER FOUNDATION SPF20 NB25 PHYTOGENIC INFINITE POWDER FOUNDATION SPF20 RB23 → plus multi symptom cold childrens pain relief Plus Pharma → Power Stick Shower Fresh Power Stick XJ Chaos → Premier Value Hemorrhoidal Premier Value Hydrocortisone → PRIME PRIMER BB NUDE PRIME PRIMER BB SHEER → profen IB childrens profen ib infants → Publix UltraDish Detergent Green Apple Scent Pulmovac → PURGASOL Purgo Satin Foam → Pyrocaine Burn Q Q Health Pain Relief Spray → Quik Spray Quik Wipes → QUITA COLICOS GAS RELIEF DROPS R R-044 Blemish Fix → Red Apple Antibacterial Hand Red Chilli Plaster → Relief-PE Relovox → Reversion Acne Control Spot Treatment PM RevitaDERM PSORIASIS → Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation - Warm Sand (420) Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipgloss - Active Mauve (135) → RITE AID tugaboos Rite Aid Ultimate Sheer → Roota Re F for men Roota Re F Tonic → Rugby Hemorrhoidal Rugby Ice Blue External Analgesic → RYNEX PSE S S Balloon Slim Body Line → Salonpas Pain Relief SALONPAS PAIN RELIEVING → SBS UltraPink Scal tonic shampoo hair care → Secret Clinical Strength Fresh Water Orchid Secret Clinical Strength Invisible Sensitive Hypoallergenic Unscented → Selan Plus Zinc Oxide Seldicine (Massage Cream) → SENSI CARE MOISTURIZING BODY SENSI CARE PROTECTIVE BARRIER → SH18 Skin Lightening SH18 Ultra Harmonie Carrot Beauty → SHISEIDO THE SKINCARE DAY MOISTURE PROTECTION ENRICHED SHISEIDO THE SKINCARE PROTECTIVE LIP CONDITIONER → shoprite mucus relief ShopRite Naproxen Sodium → Simply White clean mint Simply White sweet mint → Skin Delight Mask Pack Plus Skin Doctors Photo Age Reverse → Slimming Sap Patch Small Cuts and Burns → Smart Sense Nicotine Polacrilex smart sense nightime sleep aid → SNAYTOX WRINKLE FILLER SPECIAL SET Sniffly Sprinkles → Softlips Raspberry Softlips Replenish → Solutions A.M. Total Radiance Solutions Ageless Results Day → SPAI-SONS ALKALINE DRY-DANDRUFF Spai-Sons Calendula / Marigold → Sport SPF 50 Sport SPF 70 → Stomint Stona → Sucrets Complete Cool Citrus Sucrets Complete Vapor Cherry → SUN PREMIUM FACE 50 SPF Sun Protect Beblesh Pact SPF30 PA 2Plus → Sunmark Caldiphen Sunmark Caldyphen Clear → sunmark tension headache SUNMARK TIOCONAZOLE 1 → SUPER CITY BLOCK SPF 40 OIL FREE DAILY FACE PROTECTOR SUPER CREAM AGE CONTROL AND FIRMING → Surfers Skin Sunscreen Lip Balm SurfersSkin Face Sunscreen → Supreme Shield T T-CHEM ANTIMICROBIAL HAND → TERRACOTTA JOLI TEINT BEAUTIFYING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN SUN-KISSED, HEALTHY GLOW BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 LIGHT TERRACOTTA JOLI TEINT BEAUTIFYING FOUNDATION WITH SUNSCREEN SUN-KISSED, HEALTHY GLOW BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 20 MEDIUM → THE TREATMENT POWDER FOUNDATION SPF 15 The Ultimate KORRES Sun Kit → Tiger Balm Ultra Strength Tiger Balm Ultra Thin → Toms Naturally Dry Antiperspirant Deodorant - Fresh Meadow wetness protection Toms Whole Care Peppermint fights cavities / whitening / fresh breath / helps fight tartar → Topcare Cold Head Congestion Nighttime Topcare Cold Head Congestion Severe → TopCare Nighttime Severe Cold and Cough honey lemon infused with chamomile and white tea flavors TopCare Nite Time → Total Suncare Sunscreen SPF 50 Total Suncare Sunscreen SPF 70 → TRIPLE PASTE-AF TRIPLE PROTECTION BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREENSPF 30 SPF 30 → Tussin Cough tussin cough adult maximum strength → Type 3 Sinus Max U U-max Beauty → ULTRASOL Sunscreen ULTRASOL Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45 → up and up cold relief Up and Up Cold Sore Treatment → UV ESSENTIEL COMPLETE SUNSCREEN UV PROTECTION ANTI-POLLUTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 UV ESSENTIEL COMPLETE SUNSCREEN UV PROTECTION ANTI-POLLUTION BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 → UVA / UVB SPF 15 Rodan and Fields V V SHAPING AMPOULE → VerruStat Wart Remover Version X Scalp Tonic → Visibly Clean Hand Sanitizer Visine A Multi-Action Eye Allergy Relief → Vortex W Wakefern Enamel Guard → WALGREENS CLOTRIMAZOLE Walgreens Clotrimazole 3 → Webb Candy WEGMANS → Whitening Foaming-Toothpaste Whitening Glycobest → WYANDOTTE SANIFECT FOAM-E II X X FOLATE → Xylishield Y Y LAX DR → Yves Saint Laurent Youth Liberator Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen Z Z-TUSS AC → ZO SKIN HEALTH LEVEL II ANTI-AGING PROGRAM with Growth Factor Serum Plus ZO SKIN HEALTH LEVEL III AGGRESSIVE ANTI-AGING PROGRAM with Advanced Radical Night Repair → ZZZTime