OTC or Over-The-Counter products are the products pertaining to health care that can be sold by a pharmacist to a customer without any prescription from a registered doctor or practitioner. Mankind Pharma, one of the leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry in India is known for offering a wide array of OTC products in addition to numerous prescription drugs, of which the best 5 are discussed below:
Used for - Prevention of unwanted pregnancies and STDs
Available as - Packed condom
One of the most preferred methods of contraception, Manforce condoms are available in various types depending on the need of the customers. Right from latex and non-latex, to lubricated and dotted and even flavoured, the company offers them all.
Used for - Pregnancy testing
Available as - Testing kit
Prega News is essentially a home pregnancy test, which can be carried out to find out the status of pregnancy, before paying a formal visit to the gynaecologist. This kit works on the principle of by detection of a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadotropin or hCG in the female’s urine.
Used for - Emergency contraception
Available as - Tablet
This is an oral medication, which, if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse, can help eliminate the chances of pregnancy. It may also be taken in case of failure of a regular measure of contraception such as a condom. The tablet comprises of manufactured progestin hormone Levonorgestrel which inhibits the process of ovulation, thus preventing pregnancy.
Used for - Acne and pimples
Available as - Soap and gel
Acnestar soap primarily comprises of Benzoyl Peroxide Topical, while the major ingredient of Acnestar gel is Clindamycin Topical, both of which are active components which help in the treatment of acne.
Used for - Ringworm
Available as - Ointment
Ring-Out is an OTC ointment which helps eliminate the fungal infection called ringworm, characterized by a pinkish red circular lesion which is itchy in nature. Ringworms are usually contracted from infected humans or animals and take about 2-4 weeks to heal.
Now that you have this information under your sleeve, we hope that on your next visit to the pharmacist you will be able to take more informed decisions. After all, not every product can match the quality of one of the leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry in India.