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.
Remember that game show called "Press Your Luck" where contestants would battle the game of chance in order to win money. Land on a "Whammy" and all that money would be gone in an instant. Many chronic pain patients also battle the game of chance by taking way too much Tylenol each day. Only this "whammy" could cost a…