Should I ask a pharmacist about over the counter medications?

 

Pharmacists are trained to know about over the counter. In fact, I used to tell students the over the counter products, you know like cough and cold and pain and even supplements, that's the one category of medication that the pharmacist has complete prescriptive authority over.that means those are the ones that we know best It doesn't require a physician order, it requires the advice of a pharmacists. And so that's the category where I always told students that we can make the biggest difference for people because we can help them choose a correct product and help them use it correctly. And that's our recommendation. It's one that we've made on our own and using our own judgment and our own expertise and so we've spent a lot of time training students about how to use over the counter products.