Misuse of Over-the-Counter Medications
The Carlat Addiction Treatment Report, Volume 9, Number 6, September 2021
Amy Ton, MD, resident in psychiatry, New York University, New York, NY.
Deepti Anbarasan, MD, associate professor in psychiatry & neurology, New York University.
Dr. Ton and Dr. Anbarasan have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Over the counter medications are commonly misused, particularly among younger patients. Dextromethorphan, first generation antihistamines, and nasal decongestants are the most frequently encountered. We cover the clinical features of each and discuss treatment strategies.