Specialist: over-the-counter medicine

From the quiz on 9/5/17.

  1. Eumovate, Cetraben, Diprobase, Oilatum and Hc45 are among the many over-the-counter medicines that treat conditions of which human organ? Skin

  2. As commonly seen on medication, for what does the abbreviation w/w stand? Weight for weight

  3. Bisacodyl, methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol and docusate sodium are among the many active ingredients used in what type of drug? Laxative

  4. Which amphetamine derivative, commonly abbreviated PSE, is used as a decongestant in many over-the-counter medicines, including Nurofen Cold and Flu Relief, Sudafed Congestion, Benadryl Allergy Relief Plus and Day Nurse? Pseudoephedrine

  5. Which sedative drug, first sold in West Germany in 1958 to alleviate nausea in pregnant women, was withdrawn three years later after it was discovered to cause severe birth defects? Thalidomide


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