Asked • 05/15/19

Are OTC pain medications safer than prescriptions?

Are pain medications that I can buy Over the Counter (OTC) any safer than prescriptions I receive from a doctor to manage pain? Why are some pain medications OTC and others only available by a prescription?

1 Expert Answer


Tyler S. answered • 05/22/19

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Doctor of Pharmacy - Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

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