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Over the Counter Medicine
Affordable Over the Counter MedicineIt is estimated that the worldwide market for Over the Counter medicines could be more than $70 billion. In 2011 the United States alone spent 17.4 billion on over the counter drugs. Hundreds of the drugs that fall into this category required a prescription 30 years ago. These products today are considered a necessity in households in order to maintain health and treat sicknesses. Family medicine cabinets are filled with a variety of drugs both ingestible and topical skin care creams & ointments that can be used to treat common illnesses.
Over the Counter Medicines covers a lot of different types of products, especially your general pain relief products that help dull the pain from whatever injury you might have. As with all of the products that we offer on our site we went looking for both name brands and generic manufacturers that we feel are of the highest quality.
Which is better, Generic or Name Brand?
Our site offers both Generic and Name Brand products so you might be wondering which to choose. Generic medications are just as effective and offer the same benefits as their Brand Name counterparts. Generic drugs may be sold under different brand names but they contain the same active ingredients as the Brand Names you are familiar with.
Can these two medications be taken together?
You should not take medicines with the same active ingredients. Many OTC pain relievers share the same active ingredients, Motrin and Advil both rely on ibuprofen to relieve your pain. Taking medicines with the same active ingredients can cause serious side-effects or an accidental overdose. Always check your products active ingredients against any OTC or prescription medication you already have.
What medications should you keep on Hand?
Keeping a Cough Suppressant or Flu Relief Medicine available is a smart choice. When you wake up feeling sluggish and lousy you definitely won't want to leave the house. You should also keep an oral antihistamine to treat an allergic reaction in case of an emergency. Last but not least, keeping Antacids at the ready is never a bad choice. When suffering from heartburn getting quick relief is top priority.