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.

 


A Pediatrician’s Guide to Navigating Back-to-School During COVID-19

By: Dr. Katie Friedman

A Pediatrician’s Guide to Navigating Back-to-School During COVID-19 The transition back to school after a summer of fun can be hard on the whole family, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. With many schools across the country returning to “business as usual” or close to it, heading back to school this time around may feel more […]

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Arthritis: 4 Tips From a Doctor on Managing Symptoms at Home

By: Andrew Sulich, M.D.

Arthritis: 4 Tips From a Doctor on Managing Symptoms at Home With 1 in 4 American adults experiencing arthritis, many people are looking for ways to effectively manage the disease and their symptoms — including pain, stiffness, and swelling in or around joints such as those in the hands, wrists, elbows, feet, ankles, knees, and […]

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Ingredients Found in Homeopathic Medicines and How They Are Made

Ingredients Found in Homeopathic Medicines and How They Are Made Homeopathic medicines contain very small amounts of natural substances derived from plants, minerals, and animal substances that are known for their pharmacological or biological actions. The active ingredients of homeopathic medicines are generally identified by the Latin name of their source. For example, apis mellifica […]

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Does My Child Need to Take Vitamins?

By: Emily Navarro, MS, RD

Does My Child Need to Take Vitamins? “More spinach please,” said no child ever. In a perfect world, children would eat vegetables at every meal and fill up on fruit for dessert. In reality, they can be picky and may not get enough nutrition from what they eat. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […]

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