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Definition of OTC (over-the-counter)

OTC (over-the-counter): Available without a prescription. OTC drugs are available without a prescription, simply "over the counter." OTC drugs are in contrast to prescription drugs that require a doctor's order.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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