As well as a strong, broad portfolio of prescription and hospital medicines, Sandoz also has a range of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines which can be purchased direct from a pharmacist without a prescription.
OTC drugs are drugs that have been found to be safe and appropriate for use without the supervision of a healthcare professional such as a physician, and they can be purchased by consumers without a prescription.
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From allergy medications to pain relief, our over-the-counter brands represent better value for consumers and can be found in pharmacies around the world.
Our over-the-counter medicines are an extension of our approach to improving access to high quality medicines.
Our OTC business is currently focused on the Central & Eastern Europe region and Germany. It is an integral and growing part of our business and we will continue to develop it.