Non-prescription doesn't mean non-toxic. Here's why you should save your over-the-counter pills until you really need them.
You can buy as many over-the-counter (OTC) medicines as you like - but should you? 'No', says Dr Sarah Jarvis from the Royal College of General Practitioners in the UK. 'OTC and pharmacy-only remedies are safe and effective, but you can still use them irresponsibly. Read the packet and see a doctor if you have recurring problems.