The FDA recommends that people with emphysema, chronic bronchitis, glaucoma, or difficulty urinating due to an enlarged prostate do not use OTC drugs for motion sickness unless directed by their doctor.
Just as the OTC weight loss supplements were affected by ephedra being removed from market shelves, prescription diet pills underwent similar backlashes when fen-phen was pulled.
Over-the-counter (OTC) antihistamines are also available; however, most anti-histamines carry warnings of drowsiness and the inability to do some tasks while medicated.
Females between the ages of 12 and 17 are more likely than males to abuse OTC medicines, while males between the ages of 18 and 25 were more likely to misuse them.
In contrast, alli is 60 mg Orlistat, an over-the-counter (OTC) program indicated for weight loss in overweight adults who follow a reduced-calorie, low-fat diet.