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over the counter; see over the counter medications.
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Abbreviation for over the counter, pertaining to a drug available without a prescription.
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1. Officers' Training Corps
2. over-the-counter
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adjective Referring to a medical drug or device that can be purchased by a consumer without a doctor’s prescription.
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1. Ornithine transcarbamylase, see there.
2. Over-the-counter drugs, see there.
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Abbreviation for over-the-counter (drug).
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Abbrev. for over the counter. This refers to drugs or other remedies that may be purchased from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription.
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Abbreviation for over-the-counter (drug).
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Patient discussion about OTC

Q. What are some good non-prescription lotions for psoriasis

A. from some reason- bathing in the "dead sea" in Israel helps psoriasis. i know they sell mud from the dead sea in malls all over the U.S. try it- could be useful.

Q. question about frobmyagia what meds can i take over the counter i can take for the pain sometimes its hard to tell the chest pain from the fromyagia pain. i hurt so bad.

A. Except for drugs, other things you can try include aerobic exercise as well as strength exercise, salt bath or biofeedback, although these have less evidence for their effectiveness. Of course, before you start any exercise program, consult your doctor first so you could make it right.

You can read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/fibromyalgia.html and here: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/pain/treatment/061.printerview.html

Take care!

Q. Does anyone know an over the counter alternative to Lovaza, omega-3 acid ethyl esters? too expensive at Dr

A. there are all sort of companies that sell Omega-3, i buy from a company named Alsepa, but there are dozens of companies. but don't be tempted to buy a very cheap one, because they can be less purified.

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