over-the-counter medication

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over-the-counter medication

therapeutic agent available to the patient at a store without a health care practitioner's prescription.

non·pre·scrip·tion drug

(non'prĕ-skrip'shŭn drŭg)
A pharmaceutical that may be obtained without a physician's prescription.
Synonym(s): over-the-counter medication.
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The website, which has been optimized for use on mobile phones, promises to help consumers make nonprescription medication decisions wherever they are, whether that is in the aisle of a drug store or at their child's bedside.
The consequences of nonprescription medication sales in Saudi Arabia's community pharmacies: Regulations without implementation.
The third infant had received a nonprescription medication containing pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen.
dagger]) The three infants were known to have received the following medications: patient 1 received a prescription medication containing pseudoephedrine, carbinoxamine, and dextromethorphan; patient 2 received a prescription medication containing pseudoephedrine, carbinoxamine, and dextromethorphan and also received a nonprescription medication containing pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen; patient 3 received a nonprescription medication containing pseudoephedrine and acetaminophen.
Medication administration policies differed somewhat for prescription and routine nonprescription medication (Table 1).
Despite a dearth of information about the use of sedatives for treating sleep disorders in youngsters, about 75% of community-based pediatricians recommend nonprescription medication, and more than 50% prescribe a sleep aid to patients with difficulties falling and staying asleep, notes a Brown University, Providence, R.
Avoid unnecessary, nonprescription medication, which becomes more potent at high altitudes.
While parental permission is almost always required for dispensing any type of medication, only 71% of school nurses require a health care providers' order to dispense a nonprescription medication.
t) A nonprescription medication for nasal decongestion; each capsule contains 120 mg of pseudoephedrine hypochloride.
This nonprescription medication is available as a solution or foam.
Drug stores' nonprescription medication sales advanced by 5.