AJP offers guidance in the appropriate steps in obtaining
treatments for ailments with over the counter medication or seeking further
medical diagnosis from a physician.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines are drugs you
can buy without a prescription. Some OTC medicines relieve aches, pains and
itches. Some prevent or cure diseases, like tooth decay and athlete’s foot.
Others help manage recurring problems, like migraines.
In the United States, the Food and Drug
Administration decides whether a medicine is safe enough to sell
over-the-counter. Taking OTC medicines still has risks. Some interact with
other medicines, supplements, foods or drinks. Others cause problems for people
with certain medical conditions. If you’re pregnant, talk to your health care
provider before taking any medicines.
It is important to take medicines correctly, and
be careful when giving them to children. More medicine does not necessarily
mean better medicine. You should never take OTC medicines longer or in higher
doses than the label recommends. If your symptoms don’t go away, it’s a clear
signal that it’s time to see your healthcare provider.
Whether you’re looking for relief from
allergies, coughs and colds, or aches and pains, we will help you find the
right Over-The-Counter Medication to alleviate your condition. We carry most
Over-The-Counter Medications and can place a next day order for difficult to
find items. Simply provide us with the brand name or the bar code of the item
you are looking for and we will locate it for you.