Medicines you can buy without a prescription are called nonprescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. They may be taken to treat minor health problems at home.
It’s important to talk to your doctor about what medicines may not be safe to give children.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Theresa O'Young, PharmD - Clinical Pharmacy|
|Last Revised||March 9, 2012|
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