Over-the-Counter Drugs and Dietary Supplements give rise to Polypharmacy in Older Population

Published on : Nov 06, 2019

Albany, New York, November 6, 2019: Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and dietary supplements can be purchased without prescription in regular places such as pharmacies, super markets and retail stores. Health authorities have labelled these products as safe and effective treatments. These medicines are used in self-treatable health conditions and ailments that include common cold, allergies and minor pain.

Consumers across the globe are using dietary supplements as non-conventional medicines in their health care. OTC are preferred by many as it encourages participation on individual in maintaining their own health. Although OTC generates potential risks of incorrect self-medication, it is highly prevalent for its cost-effectiveness. On the other hand, dietary supplements market flourishes on the general perception of them being safe. Also, they are easily available in market as manufacturers are not required to provide safety proof. Physicians generally have a role to play in OTC intake, but dietary supplements are ingested without any guidance and advice.

An intelligence report titled, “Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Dietary Supplements: Opportunities for Consumer Goods Distributors” is the source of all the stated insights. This report is the latest addition to Market Research Hub’s ever growing repository

Older adults form major customer segment

Older adults capture a greater market share of OTC and supplements. Polypharmacy ? use of too many different medications has been commonly observed in this age group which induces high probability of side effects from drug interactions. Self-medication is mainly used to cure pain such as musculoskeletal pain that are prolonged and difficult to cure.

OTCs are presumed to be first line of defense for minor ailments. Many health care professionals even prescribe OCTs to their patients to get over initial symptoms of physical conditions. Pharmacists play a critical role in expanding OTC and dietary supplements market as they assist patients in choosing products form the various available options. OTCs are eyed as economical options. They are affordable and cost-effective and positively influence publicly funded systems.

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