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Over-the-Counter (O/C) Drugs

  • Marc A. Schuckit
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)

Abstract

The over-the-counter (O/C) drugs discussed in this chapter include nonprescription hypnotics (containing atropinelike [anticholinergic] substances and antihistamines), nonprescription antianxiety drugs (usually containing substances similar to the O/C hypnotics), O/C analgesics (containing aspirin, phenacetin, and aspirinlike products), nonprescription stimulants and diet pills, and most laxatives. Because of the wide array of substances involved, each subsection represents a minichapter following the usual chapter format.

Keywords

Motion Sickness Anticholinergic Drug Toxic Reaction Nonprescription Drug Overdose Death 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc A. Schuckit
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  1. 1.San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center, School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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