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Over-the-Counter Medicine Interaction Cabinet


This interactive tool informs consumers about how some over-the-counter medicines may interact with prescription medicines.

The over-the-counter medications included are:

  • Acid reducers
  • Antihistamines
  • Cough medicines
  • Diet aids
  • Decongestants
  • Laxatives
  • Nasal sprays
  • Pain relievers
  • Upset stomach/heartburn medicines

A legend is provided listing whether the selected medication has:

  • More information
  • Less information
  • Link to MedlinePlus
  • Serious interaction
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at:


University of Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT)

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

QualityTool Topic

patient/medication safety


  • Release Date: 12/2004
  • Original Summary: 12/2004
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Last updated: February 26, 2014.