Over the Counter (OTC) Medicine


I. ANALGESICS AND OTHER NON-STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS

  1. ASA (Acetylsalic Acid)
  2. Paracetamol (also called acetaminophen)*. Diclofenac gel only
  3. Ibuprofen 200 mg
  4. Ibuprofen gel

II. ANTI-ALLERGICS

Propylamine – type – Antihistamines

  1. Brompheniramine (Dimetane®)
  2. Chlorpheniramine (Chlonnene®), Chlortrimeton®, Piriton®)
  3. Pheniramine (Trimeton®)

III. ANTI-CONVULSANTS

None (of all classes)


IV. ANTI-INFECTIVE

  • Anthelmintics
    1. albendazole
    2. mebendazole
    3. niclosamide
    4. piperazine
    5. praziquantel (pamoate)

  • Antiamebic
    1. Metronidazole tablets and syrup only

  • Anti-Bacterials***
    1. amoxicillin
    2. ampicillin
    3. penicillin / phenoxymethylpenicillin

  • Anti-Malarial

    All drugs according to provisions of the Malaria Control Program / Policy of Liberia except that selling of the injectable from of all those in Medicine Stores is prohibited; also pyrimethemine in a non-combined form, as antimalarial, is prohibited.


  • Anti-Filarials

    None (of all classes)

V. NUTRITION & BLOOD AFFECTING DRUGS****

  • Hematinics
    1. Oral iron preparations (single and combine forms)
    2. Folic acid preparations (single and combine forms)

VI. CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM – ACTING DRUGS

  • None (of all classes)

VII. TOPICAL PREPARATIONS

  • Dermatologicals
    1. Benzoic acid / salicylic acid Preparation (e.g. Whitfield Ointment)
    2. Benzyl benzoate (emulsion / lotion)
    3. Calamine (e.g. Lotion)
    4. Clotrimazole (ointment or cream or pessaries)
    5. Crystal Violet (also gentian violet G.V., / methyl violet)
    6. Hydrogen (peroxide)
    7. Ichthamoml (ointment)
    8. Itraconazole (ointment or cream)
    9. Lindane (or Gamma benzene hexachloride)
    10. Melsuphen (Metigal® ointment)
    11. Miconazole (ointment, cream, or pessaries)
    12. Pencillin (skin) ointment
    13. Sulfacetamide (Preparations)
    14. Sulfadiaxine (ointment or cream)
    15. Sulfur (ointment or cream)
    16. Tolnaftate Preparations
    17. Zinc oxide and other zinc preparations

VIII. DIURETICS

  • None (of all classes)

IX. GASTROINTESTINAL (TRACT – ACTING) DRUGS

  • ANTACIDS
    1. Aluminum hydroxide
    2. Anise oil
    3. Caraway oil
    4. Cellulose derivatives
    5. Dill oil
    6. Dimethicone
    7. Dimethylpolysiloxane
    8. Fennel oil
    9. Magnesium carbonate
    10. Magnesium trisilicate
    11. Simethicone
    12. Sodium bicarbonate
    13. Spearmint oil
    14. Combination product of any of the above
    15. Milk of Magnesia

  • LAXATIVE
    1. Bisacodyl
    2. Castor oil*
    3. Magnesium hydroxide
    4. Magnesium sulfate (e.g. Andrew’s Liver Salt®, Epson® Salt)
    5. Psyllium
    6. Senna or the Sennosides

  • ANTIEMETICS
    1. Metoclopramide
    2. Promethazine Syrup

X. AANTI-HEMORRHOIDAL DRUGS

  • Bland Soothing Preparations (e.g. Anusol®, Yeast extract – e.g. Preparation H®, Ayuverdic preparations – e.g. Pilex®
  • Tribenoside & Lidocaine Preparations

XI. RESPIRATORY (TRACT / SYSTEM – ACTING_ DRUGS)

  • ANTI-ASTHMATICS
    1. Cromolyn Sodium (only)

  • EXPECTORANTS AND COUGH SUPPRESANTS
    1. Bromhexene
    2. Ambroxol
    3. Caramiphen
    4. Diphenhy dramine
    5. Guaifenesin (or Guaiphenesin)
    6. Honey Preparations
    7. Methol and Volatile oils (e.g. eucalyptol)

XII. MISCELLANEOUS / SUNDRIES

  • APHRODISIACS / SEXUAL STIMULANTS
    1. Ayuverdic Preparation (except those with steroids)
    2. Non-Steroidal aphrodisiacs

  • OBSTRUCTIVE / MECHANICAL CONTRACEPTIVES
    1. Condom
  • (THERAPEUTIC) DRESSING MATERIALS
    1. Antiseptics (or disinfectants,) including Rubbing Alcohol 50%
    2. Adhesive tape (or Plasters)
    3. Bandages
    4. Gauze (Compresses)
    5. Cotton

  • OPHTHALMIC PREPARATIONS
    1. Chloramphenicol (eye) drops and ointment
    2. Sodium cromoglycate (optrex® drops / ointment
    3. Sulfacetamide (eye) drops / ointment
    4. Tetrahydroxoline (Visine®) wash / drops

  • OTICS
    1. Alcoholic ear wash
    2. Chloramphenicol
    3. Glycerin
    4. Hydrogen Peroxide
    5. (Ear) wax removal

  • ORAL HYGIENE-PRODUCT
    1. Gargles / mouth washes (e.g. Listerine®)

  • NASAL PREPARATIONS
    1. None (of all classes)

  • THROAT PREPARATIONS
    1. Amylmetacresol, dichlorobenzyl alcohol – contained lozenges (e.g. Strepsils®)
    2. Dequalinium – Contained lozenges
    3. Nutrition Supplements
    4. Vitamin – B complex Preparations+
    5. Vitamin – C
    6. (Other) Multivitamin Preparations except Vitamin K
    7. Mineral Preparations
    8. Anti-Diarrhoeals**
      1. Metronidazole (only in tablet or any but oral dosage form)
      2. Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS)
      3. Sulfaguanidine
      4. Sulfathiazole

  • * Not in a combination – drug form
  • ** If infectious diarrhea (other than protozoa or ameba-caused) see / report to Pharmacy Medical Center.
  • *** These must be in non-combination forms; also selling of the injectable forms of all these in Medicine Stores is prohibited.
  • **** Sale of the injectable forms of these in Medicine Stores is prohibited.
  • + Oral Multivitamin preparations (with M.D.A. of trace minerals), and without cyproheptadine or any other antihistamine.
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