Guide to Over the Counter Medications
This 23-page document educates people about over the counter medications. It provides general consumer health information about health & wellness and prevention, and offers basic advice about when to see a doctor and when to go to the emergency room. The document outlines the difference between brand name and generic medications, and uses text and photographs to explain how to read medication packages. Its information is arranged by ailment, symptoms, active ingredients, instructions for use, alternative treatment options, and warnings. It examines over the counter medications for pain or fever, heartburn, gastritis, and reflux, constipation, allergies, diarrhea and vomiting, hemorrhoids, lack of sleep, the common cold, cleaning of skin wounds, oral hygiene, and medications for children.