Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, or nonprescription drugs, are typically safe. However, if used outside of recommendations, they can become dangerous. Although less potent than most prescription drugs, OTC medications can still be abused and become addictive. This can lead to problems such as kidney failure, heart conditions, memory loss, or even death.
What do you know about the effects of commonly abused OTC drugs? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
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Cite this: Mary L. Windle. Fast Five Quiz: Can You Recognize and Treat Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse and Toxicity? - Medscape - Jan 13, 2017.