Over-the-Counter medications are drugs bought at a pharmacy, convenience store, or grocery market without a prescription and are used to treat numerous ailments. OTC medicines can cause serious problems and have dangerous risks to children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with immune problems and other medical complications. Read more…

Some short-term effects of OTC abuse include diarrhea, seizures, and panic attacks.  Long-term effects include addiction, high blood pressure, and death.

Q. Where do most teens get Over-the-Counter medications?

A. From home, friends or from another relative’s medicine cabinet.