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Edmonds Community College    
  Nov 23, 2017
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AHE 177 - Over the Counter Drugs

Maximum of 2.0 possible 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 170 , 171 , 172 , and 173  all with a minimum grade of 2.5 or equivalent.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Access information resources and identify whether a drug is legend or OTC. [ACT]
  2. Identify commonly stocked OTC products and describe their intended use. [COMMUNICATE]
  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. [REASON]
  4. Describe important drug to drug interactions for selected OTC products. [REASON]
  5. List important contraindications for selected OTC products. [REASON]

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