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Over-the-Counter Drugs Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Over 90% of U.S. adults prefer to treat their minor ailments themselves before seeking professional care. So, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products play an increasingly vital role in America's healthcare system. OTC drugs are nonprescription, defined as drugs that are safe and effective for use by the general public without seeking treatment by a health professional. Among these products are analgesics, digestive remedies, and dermatologicals.

The FDA reviews OTC drugs, primarily handled by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Drug Evaluation IV. Because there are over 300,000 marketed OTC drug products, FDA reviews the active ingredients and the labeling of over 80 therapeutic classes of drugs, for example analgesics or antacids, instead of individual drug products.’s comprehensive market research and company reports on the OTC drug industry provide full coverage of OTC drugs, including the cough remedy, contraceptive and smoking cessation markets. Reports focus on consumer health trends and developments and include data on market segmentation, size and growth in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, and global markets.

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Over-the-Counter Drugs Industry Research & Market Reports

  • OTC Medications in Vietnam (2017) – Market Sizes

    ... all other OTC products and those which require prescriptions but includes pharmacy approved. Supplements are excluded unless they are combined with vitamins/medicines and these form a main selling point; or marketed solely as remedies for ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Indonesia

    ... and dietary supplements accounted for nearly half of all sales of consumer health products in Indonesia in 2017. Many brands launched new products, especially in vitamins, such as Vitacimin White and Vitacimin Glow. This indicates ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Indonesia

    ... have been available in the market for decades. Tolak Angin has seen the entry of several competitors since its first launch, such as Antangin and Bintang Toedjoe Masuk Angin. The popularity of these products in ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Slovakia

    ... particular are widespread amongst Slovaks, as they have to be treated in the long-term, if or when OTC products are ineffective, consumers visit a doctor and use Rx products instead, which are more effective. Lack ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Indonesia

    ... sales of antacids were robust. The popularity of antacids in Indonesia is mainly influenced by the yearly tradition of fasting. Indonesia has Ramadan fasting months, and during this month sales of antacids are highest. Second, ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Indonesia

    ... increasing the chance of digestive problems such as diarrhoea. Another factor driving the growth of digestive remedies is antacids. Indonesia is one of the biggest Muslim countries, and the Ramadan month of fasting occurs once ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Slovakia

    ... aged above 40, as they fail to exercise. However, digestive remedies benefits from this situation. Consumers often go to chemists/pharmacies for advice about which product to use in order to get rid of digestive problems. ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Slovakia

    ... gaining popularity. The perceived similar efficacy of herbal/traditional products compared with standard products, affordable prices and growing product portfolios were the main reasons for increasing sales. The categories most affected by this trend were dermatologicals, ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Slovenia

    ... changes. Analgesics growth is mainly influenced by the recent trend of government initiatives to decrease public health budgets by switching to OTC sales. The increasing pressure from the healthy lifestyle trend encourages consumers to educate ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Slovenia

    ... consumption and consumer confidence as well as increasing budgets. According to the Macroeconomic Analysis and Development Agency, this was due to growth in employment and increased investment activity in the private sector. The employment rate ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Romania

    ... the most popular OTC analgesics, although aspirin experienced healthy growth rates as well. Because of the strength of the ingredients commonly used in OTC analgesics, as well as the potential for their overuse or misuse, ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Romania

    ... Unpredictable weather conditions as well as seasonal colds facilitated growth. As a result, stable, need-based demand for such products supported growth over the period. On average, Romanian consumers have between two and four colds per ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Romania

    ... of self-diagnosis for gastrointestinal conditions, especially among younger consumers, also drove steady growth and interest in digestive remedies. In addition, increasing consumer concerns about the potentially harmful effects of long-term use of many OTC medications ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Romania

    ... consumers who blame demands from work and family as well as increased use of mobile devices as primary causes of their sleeplessness. It is proven that digital devices from smartphones and laptops to TVs emit ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Saudi Arabia

    ... cold waves, heavy rain, flash floods and humidity especially in the cities of Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam and Jazan, as well as air pollution and growing urbanisation. Additionally, the spreading of diseases and viruses, due to ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Saudi Arabia

    ... to evolve, particularly since women and men wear many layers; women are obliged to wear abayas with a veil when going outside and men wear thobes with a shemagh or ghutra, especially for formal occasions ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Saudi Arabia

    ... the constant and more frequent use of smartphones and tablets is augmenting demand for eye care; owing to the rising number of mobile applications, consumers are spending more time to messaging, following trends and news, ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia

    ... effort to decrease the number of smokers in the country since Saudi Arabia has one of the world’s highest smoking prevalence rates. Moreover, it continually inaugurates new centres for smoking cessation, integrates anti-smoking programmes and ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Serbia

    ... time to visit a doctor for recurring problems or to otherwise dedicate time to fix the root cause of these issues. Instead, most consumers seek simple and quick solutions that are to be found in ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Serbia

    ... growth in most categories in 2017. Numerous factors contributed to this overall positive result. One of the most prominent of these growth drivers was the fact that more and more consumers are suffering from a ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Serbia

    ... visiting a doctor every time these health problems occur, consumers tend to simply go to the nearest pharmacy and purchase one of the many OTC products that are perceived as being very good at alleviating ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Slovenia

    ... practice for the common cold and flu, and is often recommended by general practitioners. However, parents consult doctors concerning paediatric health and refrain from self-medication. In addition, herbal/traditional remedies are often the first option as ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Serbia

    ... due to the improved distribution of these products, but also thanks to the visible increase in the frequency and quality of marketing activities for these products. This intensified in 2017 and dermatologicals recorded healthy current ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Mexico

    ... Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) the main reasons for using natural remedies are economic, as a large part of the population lives below the poverty line, hence does not have access to medication, and ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Mexico

    ... and games, obesity, increased pain symptoms, ageing, and consumption of stimulants that paradoxically make it more difficult to sustain deep sleep. According to data released by the Clinic for Sleep Disorders of the Universidad Autónoma ... Read More

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