OTC medications (2)

In all instances when OTC medications do not provide adequate symptom relief for the patient, or symptoms occur frequently, patients should be advised to consult their family practitioner for further discussion and assessment of dyspepsia symptoms.

Recommendations

1. For infrequent or unpredictable episodes of dyspepsia, OTC medication can provide relief.

Voting on recommendation (level/vote)

  • A/7
  • B/5
  • C to E/0

Level of evidence I

Classification of recommendation B

2. If the requirement for OTC medications is frequent and/or symptoms influence daily living, then a physician should be consulted.

Voting on recommendation (level/vote)

  • A/12
  • B to E/0

Level of evidence III

Classification of recommendation C

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