Medication Therapy Management in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

A Focus on OTC Agents

Lynn Chan, PharmD; Philip J. Gregory, PharmD, MS, FACN; Lee E. Morrow, MD, MSc, FCCP; Mark A Malesker, PharmD, FCCP, FCCP, FASHP, BCPS


US Pharmacist. 2016;41(10):HS16-HS21. 

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Adverse Effects of OTC Medications

OTC products are frequently used for self-limiting conditions such as pain, cough and cold, allergies, sleep disturbances, oral hygiene, skin care, eye care, and gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. It is possible that patients may also be using OTC products for unlabeled uses. A summary of ADRs and laboratory changes from common OTC medications can be found in Table 1.