Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet

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Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet

Description

This interactive tool informs consumers about how some over-the-counter medicines may interact with prescription medicines.

The over-the-counter medications included are:

  • Acid reducers
  • Antihistamines
  • Cough medicines
  • Diet aids
  • Decongestants
  • Laxatives
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pain relievers
  • Upset stomach/heartburn medicines

A legend is provided listing whether the selected medication has:

  • More information
  • Less information
  • Link to MedlinePlus
  • Serious interaction

Developer:

University of Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2004
Original Summary: December 2004
Last Updated: 02/26/14

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