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OTC meds

ch 29 OTC Meds - pharm tech

GRASE generally recognized as safe and effective; exempt from NDA
NDA new drug application
Federal Register houses published OTC drug monographs and outlines acceptable ingredients, dosages, formulas, and labeling
OTC FDA approval FDA reviews active ingredients and labeling expectations of drug classes rather than individual products
RX to OTC switch 1.) under the OTC drug review or 2.) through manufacturer submission of added information to the original product NDA
analgesics relieve pain
antipyretics reduce fever
acetaminophen APAP; analgesic and an antipyretic
aspirin ACA (acetylsalicylic acid); analgesic, antipyretic, and anti-inflammatory
low dose aspirin prevent platelet clotting to help avoid heart attack and stroke
potential side effect of NSAIDs increase in blood pressure
excessive use of acetaminophen liver toxicity
pruritis itching
decongestants relieve sinus congestion through vasodilation
expectorants help break up phlegm
antitussive anticough; use for dry, unproductive cough
chelate bind with
long term PPI use calcium absorption is acid dependent. Long term use of PPIs increase stomach alkalinity and may lead to increased bone fracture risk
psyllium a bulk forming agent that treats both constipation and diarrhea
Neosporin polymyxin, neomycin, bacitracin; kills topical bacteria
benzoyl peroxide clears acne
athlete's foot tinea pedis
jock itch tinea cruris
topical salicylic acid removes warts
behind the counter drugs pseudoephedrine containing products
Created by: DbaileyC



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