PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are categories of medications sold in the United States?

ANSWER

All medications sold in the U.S. can be divided into two categories:

  • Prescription drugs that require a prescription to be sold
  • Nonprescription or over-the-counter drugs that do not require a prescription from a doctor

From: Pharmacy and Medication Tips WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017
Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

NEXT QUESTION:

What are prescription drugs?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.