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Choosing over-the-counter medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs don’t need a prescription, so they can be easier and more convenient than filling a prescription at the pharmacy. You can save time since you won’t have to wait for the pharmacist. You may be able to save money because OTC drugs are usually less expensive than prescription medications.

If your doctor agrees that an OTC drug makes sense for your condition, consider the ways you can save with OTC medications.

Heartburn medications

If you take a prescription medication for heartburn, talk with your doctor about whether an OTC medication might work for you. Several heartburn medications are now available without a prescription, including Prilosec OTC® and Pepcid® AC®.

Additional information and/or coupons for these products are available by following the product web links.

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Allergy medications

If Claritin® or Alavert® help you cope with your allergies, they’re now available over the counter. Also, discounts on a number of OTC allergy medicines may be available online.

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