Advertisement

What is the ceiling effect of over-the-counter medications?

David Kuhl
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Over-the-counter medications have ceiling effects, that is, a dose at which maximum benefit is achieved. If you take more than the maximum dose, you risk serious side effects. If the maximum dose is not effective, don’t take more and tell your doctor.
What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom For The End Of Life

More About this Book

What Dying People Want: Practical Wisdom For The End Of Life

Facing death results in more fear and anxiety than any other human experience. Though much has been done to address the physical pain suffered by those with a terminal illness, Western medicine has...

Continue Learning about Prescription Drug Adherence

My Medication Looks Different. Should I Take It?
My Medication Looks Different. Should I Take It?
You pick up your prescription medication refill and head home. But when you take a dose from the new bottle, you notice that instead of the normal whi...
Read More
Can I take prescription medication without a doctors consent?
William D. King, MDWilliam D. King, MD
I would not recommend that you take a prescription medication without a doctor's consent. I would be...
More Answers
What should I do with leftover prescription medication?
Dr. Michael Roizen, MDDr. Michael Roizen, MD
Some people try to save money by keeping medication for possible future use, but this is a sure-fire...
More Answers
How Can I Prevent an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection?
How Can I Prevent an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.