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  Katie Boyles   April 28, 2016   Medicine, OTC, Prescription 0 Comments

Infographic: The difference between prescription and OTC medicine

Velocity Care compares the two types of medications

Over the counter vs perscriptionsThere are a variety of medications available to treat and cure a range of symptoms. Most fall into two broad categories: prescription or over-the-counter (OTC). According to the FDA, medications serve many purposes in health care. Diagnosing, treating, curing and preventing diseases are some of the reasons people take medication. The main differences between prescription and over-the-counter drugs are shown below in the side-by-side infographic.


Over the counter vs perscriptions infographic

At Velocity Care Urgent Treatment Center we have emergency medicine physicians on staff for you and your family. Velocity Care doctors are able to write prescriptions, if necessary, or recommend OTC medications to help treat your illness quickly. We provide competitive pricing for self-insured patients and a savings program with our value card plan

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