If i had some extra omeprazole(prilosec) and i sold or gave it to someone else who had acid reflux, would it be breaking a law? I know it’s sold as an OTC medication so i dont think its prescription only. Is this against the law?
I’m just asking out of curiosity, since i have acid reflux so I need it all for myself. But i couldnt help but wonder.
It is not legal. It would be breaking the law.
The prescription and OTC versions have different packaging/labeling, and sometimes different dosages.
It is not legal to sell or give it without the packaging/labeling required for the OTC version — which the prescription version doesn’t have.
The OTC medication is 20 mg per day for 14 days (280 mg total for a course of treatment).
Anything over that dose or duration is prescription only.
There is NO SUCH THING as non-controlled prescription drugs. Requiring a prescription IS control.
It breaches law, and could put another person at risk. If you get caught you could get charged for dealing, and if they die from it you can also be held responsible for their death.
Perfectly legal to give someone an aspirin or other over-the-counter drug.
An over the counter medication is a controlled substance.
You are an unlicensed vendor of this medication.