It has been estimated that the over the counter drug/medicine market of the world would reach up to $106 billion(approx) till 2017.
Now the question pops up, What’s that actually?
Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medicines sold directly to a consumer without a prescription from a healthcare professional, as opposed to prescription drugs, which may only be sold to consumers possessing a valid prescription.This means its almost an untraceable transaction of a serious kind.Well, it’s an underlying fact that even general medical bills are digging in a crater in common man’s pocket.Although not recommended by a majority of doctors, these meds can save you quite a few bucks and cure you in no time.One can stack up some of these, to be used to cure generic or common(nonserious) ailments often faced in day to day life.
1.Head Injury/Concussions –Also termed by some doctors a wonder drug for concussions related to head Arnica Montana, is a homeopathic medicine which is extremely effective in above-mentioned cases.Since being a homeopathic medicine,it has a high shelf life and adding it up it’s very cheap and available in abundance at various pharmacies.
2.Common Cough, Cold & Flu-These are the most common health ailments which last for few days and you are cured even without opting to intake meds.In case you really need medication, you can try out the following for instant relief.
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3.Prevention from heart Attack-An estimated average of 17.7 million people die of cardiovascular diseases every year making it one the greatest mass killers of the human race.Even if you survive an attack the damage might be too much to cure completely.Docs Round the world suggest their patients a combination known as the “LOADING DOSE” which include the following medicines.Keeping these ready at your disposal can definitely save your life in a crisis and reduce the chances of heart damage as well.
- Tab Disprin – chewed
- Tab Clopidogrel – 300 to 600 mg
- Tab Atorvastatin – 80 mg
4.Building Immunity: Thanks to the adulterated food intake, no exercise, StressSmoking/drinking, and other multiple reasons.The immunity of the human body is reducing with every passing day.The disease-fighting mechanism of the body is almost on the verge of a collapse.These meds, mostly Ayurvedic can boost up your immune system to a great extent if not completely.
- Ashwagandha Powder(Ayurvedic)
- Giloy powder(Ayurvedic)
- Himalaya Septinil (Ayurvedic)
5.Panic Attacks/Anxiety: Have you ever experienced the situation when you have committed silly mistakes in your exams or when on stage or similar situations out of sheer panic or nervousness. Being a little nervous is completely fine, but manier times people tend to snap out.Trust me I have gone through this.Few of the OTC’s mentioned below would save the day for you and there is no side-effect too.
- Flaxseed oil
- Aconite Nap(Homeopathic)
6.Muscle Pain/Joint Pain: These are common ailments that one suffers in day to day life.Overexerting, postural fallacy and other factors cause this.These meds can provide you instant relief, though it is advisable to apply topical medication only
- Ibuprofen(Tablets)-Gel Based
- Pain Balms
7.Treating Insect bites: Almost every household irrespective of their geographical location, experience the raid of insects some of which can deliver infectious bites.For example, a bite from the member of some spider species, even though non-venomous can cause quite an amount of discomfort or uneasiness.The topical medicines mentioned below can ease things up for you.
- Caladryl topical
- pramoxine topical
- Proctofoam topical
- Tronolane topical
- Calamine Medicated topical
- pramoxine-zinc acetate topical
8.Gastritis And Bloating: Almost 80-90% people I the world suffer from gastritis sometime or other.From releasing foul methane to heartburns, Gastritis has many symptoms as well as cure.Though it is advisable to opt for home remedies for gastritis, some OTC antiacids can work wonders too.
- aluminum hydroxide (Amphojel, AlternaGEL)
- magnesium hydroxide (Phillips’ Milk of Magnesia)
9.Insomnia:“Sleepless nights”, unfortunately, this proverb is a reality in the lives of many.Due to the ever challenging life goals and struggle to survive, Stress, ill habits, and other factors are gripping up the society like never before.Though healthy lifestyle is the best cure for this, there are some OTC’s that are really helpful in facilitating you with a sound sleep.
- Unisom Sleep Gels
- Natrol Melatonin
This website doesn’t prescribe any of the medicines mentioned above.The intent of this blog post is to provide information only.