These are drugs that can be bought without having a prescription.  They are used to relieve minor sickness without consulting a doctor.  In Canada, more than 1,500 different kinds of non-prescription drugs are sold.

They include:

  • ANALGESICS - taken to help relieve pain.
  • ANTACIDS - taken to help relieve upset stomach, indigestion and heartburn.
  • COUGH AND COLD REMEDIES - taken to help relieve various cold symptoms.
  • LAXATIVES - taken to help relieve irregularity or constipation.

Like other drugs, non-prescription drugs can sometimes cause problems.

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