ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

OTC IN PEDIATRICS

Abstract

Author(s): KrupaK chand*, Jeny Samuel, Boby Johns George, Noby Thomasand SR.BettyCarla

The drugs used as OTC in pediatrics are increasing now a day. Measures to reduce this immense
use of medicines as OTC should be studied in order to avoid adverse effects. A study on OTC in
pediatrics was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in Kerala, India.. This study included drugs
commonly used as OTC.Patients were randomly taken and it is an retrospective study. The most
commonly used drugs as OTC comes under the classes such as analgesic, antiinflammatory,
antihistaminic, antiseptics, cough syrups, etc.Drug treatment was related to age, sex, height, weight,
and geographical status of patients. From the study, it was found that most commonly used drugs
are antiseptics and cough syrups

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