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The nurse is conducting a class for senior citizens about the use of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Which statements are true regarding the use of OTC drugs? (Select all that apply.)


▸ Use of OTC drugs may delay treatment of serious ailments.

▸ Drug interactions with OTC medications are rare.

▸ OTC drugs may relieve symptoms without addressing the cause of the problem.

▸ OTC drugs are indicated for long-term treatment of conditions.

▸ Patients may misunderstand product labels and use the drugs improperly.
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It is true that use of OTC drugs may delay treatment of serious ailments; OTC drugs may relieve symptoms without addressing the cause of the problem, and patients may misunderstand product labels and use the drugs improperly. These statements should be included when teaching patients about their use. In contrast, drug interactions with OTC medications are not rare and may indeed occur with prescription medications and other OTC drugs. Normally, OTC drugs are intended for short-term treatment of minor ailments.
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