OTC & Prescriptions

 I got this flyer from a kid on my bus. It says that since we have exams coming, he could supply us with all sorts of medicine to help us study. He says that people who use his pills do better. I have a lot of pressure on me, so I wonder if maybe I should try it.

 And I wonder if I should tell you to jump off a bridge. Would you consider that?



 Taylor, are you kidding me? You don’t know what those drugs are!

Actually, I do. There is a list on his flyer. Here’s riddling and ….

 That’s Ritalin, Taylor, not riddling. And Nicki’s right. This is NOT a good idea. I don’t think you should take medicine that you don’t have a prescription for.

But Taylor raises a good point, Steve. There is so much pressure to do well. It’s hard to ignore a little pill that could help us do better. Besides, it’s prescription medication… and some of it’s just diet pills. How bad could it be for us?


This is a lively discussion. We hate to interrupt, but you’ve already brought up so many relevant issues, we’d like to clear a few things up so you can make an informed decision.

You are basically talking about prescription drug use and over the counter (OTC) medication concerns. Let’s get right into it.

In this post, you will cover the following topics:


What Are OTC And Prescription Drugs?


Prescription Sedatives And Tranquilizers

Prescription Stimulants

OTC Medications

From Lawyer To Street Junkie.

Self-Medicating: Why Do People Do It?


Post Question:  Have you ever tried a medicine that was not prescribed for you? If so, why?

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