Sold legally without a physician's prescription; over-the-counter: nonprescription drugs. (adjective)
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Use "nonprescription" in a sentence
"It's the fifth time that the New Brunswick, N.J.-based company has recalled nonprescription medicines because of consumer complaints about an unpleasant odor."
"Sales of animal health products rose 7 percent, to $815 million, and sales of consumer products such as nonprescription allergy pill Claritin climbed 8 percent to $251 million."
"Caveat: Researchers were unable to measure some factors that might affect the association between levothyroxine and fracture risk, including body mass index, family history, smoking, caffeine or alcohol use and nonprescription drug use."