Prescription Medicines (Level 2)

Written by Saurav
Description: An article about prescription medicines

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Prescription medicines are medicines that are licensed, regulated by the government and a prescription is required before buying it. Other common medicines are called ‘over the counter drugs’ because they do not require a prescription. Prescription drugs are authorized by medical practitioners like doctors. Registered nurses or medical assistants do not have the rights to write a prescription.
Prescription drugs often come in a pack or a bottle with detailed instructions. It also has the dates of manufacturing and expiry date. The expiry date refers to the date after which the use of medicine is unfit for the human body. Often lower strength medicine is categorized as “over the counter drugs” and a medicine with higher strength requires a valid prescription.