Over-the-counter Medication Handbook
We have compiled a handbook of over-the-counter medications for common ailments to assist our patients in choosing such products. These products are available without prescription at most local drug stores.
Our latest version is a Filemaker Go file optimized for viewing on an iPhone or iPad. This allows for some basic search functions that the pdf version does not offer.
You will need to first download "Filemaker Go" for iPhone or iPad from Apple's App store. This is a free download -- please see the Filemaker website.
Next, please download our OTC handbook database files: (please note that these files are relatively large -- 7 to 10MB)
For the iPhone: PCT OTC iphoneV5.fmp12
For the iPad: PCT OTC ipadV5.fmp12
You will then need to get both files onto your iPhone using one of the following methods:
1. Use iTunes - add the files to the Filemaker Go app during a backup/sync.
2. Send the files to yourself via email as an attachment and download it to your iPhone from the email.
3. Use a web browser on your iPhone to go to our Downloads page and download them directly to your phone.
Once downloaded, open the file using Filemaker Go.
Medications can be searched based on symptom/illness, adult or pediatric, and/or generic ingredient.
A pdf version is also available: Download PDF version
Please note that this is not a comprehensive list and that product names and formulations change frequently. Dosages listed are those recommended by the manufacturer and may differ from those commonly recommended for the same medication in other countries.
Although we have made every effort to be as accurate as possible, we encourage users to confirm information with other sources such as the manufacturer, pharmacist or their physician.
Inclusion in this booklet does not indicate endorsement of, or preference for a specific brand or product. Products were chosen mainly on the basis of long term and wide recognition, in addition to availability.
This handbook is not intended for resale. It is formatted for printing on A4 sized paper.
Please take a look and feel free to give us feedback on errors, omissions or any other suggestions regarding what types of information would be most helpful to you.