Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are trusted and used by millions of Americans every day. And, at some point in our lives, we all will use OTC medicines whether we’re treating our own symptoms, those of a family member, or someone for whom we’ve been tasked with caring. It is important to have a basic understanding of OTC medicine safety, know how to choose a medication and use it safely, and when to ask a doctor or other healthcare professional for advice.
Within this section, you will find plenty of resources dedicated to education around the safe ways to use OTC medicines. Explore this section to learn more from medical professionals about safe use and to get updated news on OTC medicines. You can also test your knowledge about safety with this quick quiz to find out your OTC IQ.
The below resources in this section will ensure you have the right answers—and know where to find them—when it comes to OTC medicine safety:
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