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  • Answer: The difference between prescribed medications & OTC or over the counter medications which can be purchased in the store without a prescription, is the OTC (non prescription drugs) are drugs that readily available to the public without a prescription that are safe to use without the advice of a physician.

    Any drug that is prescribed, needs to be monitored by a physician for the safety of the patients based on many factors, including more harm to the patient if not taken properly, the period of time the medication needs to be taken for, how often it should be taken and so forth.
  • Answer: they can`t be laced if their given over the counter. If you get them from your drug dealer off the streets, they are most likely drugged
  • Answer: Prescription drugs require a prescription from a doctor to get. Non-prescription drugs can be bought by anyone. Certain eye medicine and deodorant can be considered prescription drugs that have to be ordered. Other types of drugs, like advil and other pain killers can be bough as non-prescription drugs.
  • Answer: approximately how many otc products are on the market today?
  • Answer: They are medications such as pills, creams, and any other medication you can obtain with out a prescription. They are legal, and do not require such prescription from a doctor.
  • Answer: Paracetamol, Omeprazole, Ibuprofen, Aspirin.
  • Answer: Around 18
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  • Answer: I would imagine that an example of over the counter drugs are. Medicines that are attainable without a doctors prescription. to literally mean that these medicines are available for purchase right off of the store shelves.
  • Answer: Any drug you can buy without a prescription such as Motrin, Tylenol, coldmedicine, sleep aid etc.
  • Answer: Yes, really as the prescribed drugs has been prescribed by thephysician after checking our body condition, really the prescribeddrugs will be very helpful in curing our illness.
  • Answer: A prescription drug is a licensed medicine that is regulated by legislation to require a prescription (a physician or other medical practitioner may write one) before it can be obtained. The term is used to distinguish it from over-the-counter drugs which can be obtained without a prescription. Different jurisdictions have different definitions of what constitutes a prescription drug.
  • Answer: There are no commercially available prescription drugs that contain THC at the moment,though some are being worked on for the treatment of multiple sclerosis,alzheimers,cancer and AIDS.
  • Answer: If you are referring to narcotics, etc. The top 2 in my professional opinion would be percocet/lorcet/lortab/hydrocodone (all basically the same) given frequently for pain. The 2nd would be Xanax given for anxiety. I am a RN of 30 yrs and these are the drugs I give out daily over and over and they tend to go home with a prescription for them also.If you are talking about just any drug then I think it would be diabetic meds.Remember these are just my opinions form working as a nurse all these years.
  • Answer: Yes prescription drugs bad for you. They can make you sick and you can die from them.
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  • Answer: If you take a high enough dosage or are allergic, any of them.

Which do people prefer - over-the-counter drugs or prescription drugs?

  • I believe 50/50. Some OTC drugs work better than Rx ones and vice versa.
    For high cholesterol I was taking a statin medication - after contracting drug reactions from statins, I switched (with doctors approval) to Niacin which is an OTC item. No ill effects anymore and my cholesterol readings are improving.

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  • Answer: I believe 50/50. Some OTC drugs work better than Rx ones and vice versa.
    For high cholesterol I was taking a statin medication - after contracting drug reactions from statins, I switched (with doctors approval) to Niacin which is an OTC item. No ill effects anymore and my cholesterol readings are improving.

  • Answer: Yes, the medication that you can buy over the counter are in smaller doses. This is to prevent people from overdosing and using strong painkillers when they may not need them. If stronger medications are required they should be prescribed by your GP.
  • Answer: To buy the latter kind you need a prescription from a doctor.
  • Answer: You can get a DUI charge for any substance whether it is over the counter or legal or illegal if it impairs your ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Answer: yes it kills 70% to 90% of the world
  • Answer: Im sure there are several. In all my collecting of partially useless information I have found that dubya dubya dubya dot EROWID dot org is an amazing drug resource that spans pharmaseuticals to all naturally occurring intoxicants.
    Specifically I would think any amphetamine, of which there are many, would show up. Dexedrine is the first to come to mind, or adderall....There are many drugs prescribed for ADD, ADHD, AADD, and other impulse controll behaviors and possibly for things like epilepsy. Its not concrete, but I hope it helped.
  • Answer: It would probably be legal to send them (i.e. you would not be guilty of smuggling), however, they would not be considered legitimately obtained in the US and so possessing them without a legitimate US prescription would not be legal.
  • Answer: No but it would effect your health not making you live as long
  • Answer:
    yes generic prescription drugs are equal to brand. Brand is patented by a company first.Their patent is good from 10-15 years. Once the patent runs out other companies make the same drug with same ingredients. It is copied and made cheaper. They are the same ingredients and do the same job.
    Although active ingredients are the same in both brand and generic, the binders or fillers as well as the dyes may differ. This is why some people may have a sensitivity to one and not the other.

    It is also important to note that the amount of drug which makes it into the bloodstream (bioavailability) can vary significantly for generic drugs; the bioavailability of generics is required to be within 20% of the branded drug, meaning it can be 20% lower to 20% higher. This can make a significant difference for drugs which are very dose-dependent. Also the amount of active ingredient in the generic only needs to be within 7% of the branded drug. All in all the generic might end up quite a bit less or more potent than the branded drug.

    I understand that some companies who patent brand will also later make the generic available as well. Brands and generic will have the same active ingredients however the binding ingredients may differ.
    It is good to keep in mind that although the ingredients and stated potencies may be the same for both brand and generic meds, other characteristics may cause them to differ in the body. The best example involves sustained-release products. Because different manufacturers may use different technologies to delay the absorption of the med, the actual levels in the body may vary from one company to another. Some medications with a narrow margin of safety may also have slightly different actions in the body. For this reason, some states have enacted "negative formularies" where certain drug clases cannot be interchanged. These include sustained-release products, hormonal meds, thyroid meds, and inhalers.



    Nearly all generic drugs are considered equivalent or equal to their brand name equivalent, meaning they achieve the same blood levels of the active ingredient(s) in your body and therefore the same therapeutic effect.
    Older doctors and patients may not believe this, as 50 years ago there were no stringent tests or regulations in place to guarantee the equivalence and safety of brand and generic drugs.
    The word "generic" simply means "no longer covered by patent", meaning that any company may make the drug as long as it passes the same stringent manufacturing tests and FDA equivalence tests. Generic drugs are NOT "weaker" copycats of the original.
    Approximately 50% or more of generic drugs are manufactured by "brand name" drug companies in the same types of facilities as the original brand name product. Many brand name drug companies own or operate their own "generic" drug companies, in order to maximize profits.
    Beware of any drug imported into the USA, as other countries do not necessarily have the same manufacturing standards, and fake drugs do exist and have been purchased unknowingly over the Internet. Brand and generic names may differ in other countries, so do your research carefully.
    Most pharmacists laugh (inside) at customers who insist on spending more money on expensive brand name drugs. However, there are probably rare customers (less than 2%) who may get slightly different effects from the products of different manufacturers, due to the presence of inactive ingredients (binders, dyes, fillers, etc.) and how their digestive system works.
    It is also wise to stick with a single manufacturer (either the original manufacturer or a single generic manufacturer) for certain "narrow therapeutic index" drugs, where even slight variances in blood levels may be critically important. These drugs include Coumadin (warfarin), Lanoxin (digoxin), and others. If you constantly switch brands or generics while taking such drugs, it is wise to have a doctor check your blood levels periodically, as FDA testing (even for brand name) allow for a small percentage variation in achieved blood levels (approximately 5 to 10%) of a drug.
  • Answer: Answer is A. dangerous drugs that may be dispensed only when prescribed by a physician
  • Answer: Could be the same drug (!) but in a different dose. So sometimes dose affects OTC. Also the route of administration, etc., affects OTC.