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 (medications to increase urine production rid the body of excess water) and emetics (medications to induce vomiting). When used outside recommended guidelines there are risks of serious complications including death. 

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