Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Daily English - What are OTCs?

  • Over-the-counter medicines, referred to as "OTCs", are medicines you can purchase without a doctor's prescription, simply by going to the nearest drugstore and choosing them yourself. Many of us make our choices based on word of mouth, advertisements, or by reading medicine package labels.
  • Thousands of drugs are available over the counter, and it's important to be careful when choosing or taking them because many OTCs have side effects and mixing medications may be dangerous.
  • Most families have a First Aid or an Emergency Kits at home to prepare for unexpected situations.