Many medicines can be purchased without a prescription. Although these medicines are not as strong as those that need a prescription, they can still be dangerous if taken or given incorrectly. Many medicines may contain the same ingredients, so it is important to be aware of the actual ingredients in what you are taking so that you do not take more than the recommended dose.
Many people choose natural or homeopathic remedies rather than prescription and over-the-counter medicines because they believe they are safer than prescription and over-the-counter medicine. This is not necessarily true. Natural and homeopathic remedies need to be treated with just as much caution as any other type of medicine. They can be extremely dangerous if used incorrectly. Make sure you speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using these products.