2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog
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AHE 177 - Over the Counter Drugs

2.0 Credits
Covers medications available to patients without prescription, including herbal medications and supplements, cold/flu prescriptions, gastrointestinal preparations, topical products. Includes conversion of specific legend drugs to OTC status.
Prerequisite AHE 110, AHE 116, BSTEC 104, and BSTEC 129, all with a minimum grade of 2.0 or equivalent.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Access medical information resources and identify whether a drug is legend or OTC.
  2. Identify commonly stocked OTC products and describe their intended use.
  3. Discuss and describe the rationale and regulation used by the FDA to determine the OTC or legend status of a particular drug or preparation.
  4. Describe important drug interactions for selected OTC products.
  5. List important contraindications for selected OTC products.

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