ROCK HILL, S.C., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Choosing Over-the-Counter (OTC) medicines can be very confusing for the consumers. After all, there are so many OTC drugs, and that can be overwhelming for people who do not have a medical background. The same medicines treat different ailments and are packaged differently. Looking for the answer is Dr. Sandeep Grewal, one of the physicians leading the development of OTCplus -- an Over-the-Counter medicine app (http://www.otcplus.com). He says, "Several times a week I see my patients using OTC medicines inappropriately. Though considered to be safe, Over-the-Counter products are medicines too and do have side effects."
In an effort to provide more information to the patients, Dr. Grewal and other physicians have launched an iPhone app, OTCplus. Distributed free on the app store, the consumers can download the app and search through a list of common symptoms. Clicking on each symptom leads to a list of Over-the-Counter medicines for the chosen symptom. The OTCplus app also gives out information about discount coupons where available.
App Store Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/otcplus/id501222262?mt=8
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The entrepreneur physicians created the app with a goal to educate patients about the OTC medicine options they may have based on their symptoms. But as the economy tanked and the Doctors realized how important it had become for patients to save money on their medicines, they decided to add discount coupon information to the OTCplus app. "We wanted patients to choose the right medicine for them and also know where they can get discount coupons on the medicines. There are plenty of OTC medicine coupons available, but many of us do not know about it," says Dr. Grewal.
After a full year of programming and detailed database creation by physicians, the OTCplus app made a debut in Apple's app store in March 2012 and has received high ratings. It can be used both on iPad and iPhone for now. An Android version is coming soon.
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SOURCE ACE Innovation Group, LLC