More Information about OTCs

What are OTCs?

For the World Health Organization (WHO), Over-the-Counter Medicines (OTCs) are those medicines approved by the health authorities of each country to prevent, alleviate or treat minor symptoms or conditions, and which are available to the consumer without the need for a prescription.

What kinds of conditions can be treated with an OTC?

Symptoms of the common cold, fever, diarrhea, muscle, abdominal or headaches, heartburn, allergies and lice infestation, among other conditions.

OTCs in the World

There are different types of over-the-counter medications, many of which have been around for a long time and have a long history of safety and efficacy.

Frequent questions

According to the World Health Organization, self-care implies an active and responsible attitude regarding one’s own quality of life and one’s own…