Over-the Counter Drugs (OTC)

Over-the Counter Drugs (OTC): In the United States, substances the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has determined are safe and effective for use by the general public without a physician's prescription. Examples of OTC substances used by eating disordered patients include: diet pills, diet remedies, laxatives, diuretics and emetics.

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