Americans take over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat a wide variety of ailments and symptoms. To help you know how to use OTC medicines safely and effectively, KnowYourOTCs.org offers insights from medical experts and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn how to avoid common mistakes when taking OTCs and expand your knowledge of your OTC treatment options.

 


Tool: MedWatch – The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

MedWatch – FDA Safety Information & Adverse Event Reporting Program MedWatch is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) program to collect data regarding adverse events in healthcare. What’s an adverse event? It’s an undesirable experience associated with the use of a medical product, such as over-the-counter (OTC) medicines or dietary supplements. The MedWatch system […]

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Tool: Safe Medicine Disposal Kiosk Locator

MyOldMeds.com: Safe Medicine Disposal Kiosk Locator MyOldMeds.com provides information on kiosks in all 50 states for the proper disposal of unwanted, unused, or expired medications – both prescription and over-the-counter. Kiosks are conveniently located at your local pharmacies and law enforcement facilities for ease of use. To find a safe medicine disposal site near you, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Arnica for Treating Pain

By: Dr. Ken Redcross

Everything You Need to Know About Arnica for Treating Pain Pain management isn’t always easy. I constantly visit with patients experiencing muscle pain, stiffness, or swelling from injuries and bruising. Some of them are surprised when my recommendations for treatment include homeopathic medicines containing an ingredient called Arnica. But while Arnica is new to most […]

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4 Must-Know Fever Facts

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

**Coronavirus Disease (COVID-2019) Update** Health officials across the United States are responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. For the latest on the situation and steps you can take to prevent illness, visit the following resources: CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 National Alliance for Hispanic Health: COVID-19 – What You Need […]

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