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Over-the-counter Drugs. Jan Bazner-Chandler RN, MSN, CNS, CPNP. OTC. Nonprescription drugs Accounts for about 60% of all medication taken. FDA approves drugs for OTC use. Proper labeling Safety and effectiveness. Classification of OTC Products. Analgesics ibuprofen – Advil, Motrin

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Over the counter drugs

Over-the-counter Drugs

Jan Bazner-Chandler

RN, MSN, CNS, CPNP


Over the counter drugs

OTC

  • Nonprescription drugs

  • Accounts for about 60% of all medication taken.

  • FDA approves drugs for OTC use.

    • Proper labeling

    • Safety and effectiveness


Classification of otc products

Classification of OTC Products

  • Analgesics

    • ibuprofen – Advil, Motrin

    • acetaminophen - Tylenol

    • naproxen – Aleve, Naprosyn


Generic and trade

Generic and Trade

Generic written in lower case

Trade written in upper case


Generic

Generic

  • Generic name: name given to a drug by the United States Adopted Names Council.

  • Shorter and simpler than chemical name.

  • Written is lower case.


Trade

Trade

  • Drugs registered trademark and indicates that its commercial use is restricted to the owner of the patent.

  • Written in upper case.


Itching and hives

Itching and Hives

  • Histamine blockers

    • Diphenhyramine hydrochloride - Benadryl


Acid controlling drugs

Acid-controlling drugs

  • H2 Receptors

    • Cimetadine – Tagamet

    • Famotidine – Pepcid

    • Rantidine – Zantac

    • Nizatidine – Axis


Smoking deterrents

Smoking Deterrents

  • nicotine polacrilex – Nicroette

  • nicotine transdermal patches – Nicoderm


Over the counter drugs

OTC

  • Topical medications

    • antibiotics

    • cortisone

    • anti-fungal


Herbals and dietary supplements

Herbals and Dietary Supplements

Products taken by mouth that augment the diet


Dietary supplements

Dietary Supplements

  • Vitamins

  • Minerals

  • Amino acids

  • Enzymes

  • Organ tissues

  • Metabolites


Herbs

Herbs

  • Leaves

  • Bark

  • Berries

  • Roots

  • Gums

  • Seeds

  • Stems

  • Plants


Non traditional medicines

Non Traditional Medicines

  • Alternative medicines – use of herbal products or nontraditional remedies

  • Complimentary medicines – use of both traditional and alternative medicine


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