Over the counter (OTC) drugs are ones that can be purchased without a prescription from a doctor, therapist, or other medical personel verifying a need for that particular product that is usually sold at standard dosages. The medicines are often regulated by pharmaceutical agencies based upon most active ingredients found in the product. They are considered milder versions of treatment when used according to printed directions.
According to study results presented Monday, May 1 at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting, a significant number of fibromyalgia patients treated with Pfizer’s Lyrica (generic name pregabalin) experienced a 50 percent or more reduction in pain. They also reported significant improvements in overall health status and…