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The OTC pharmaceuticals is a huge market including a variety of products: cough and cold preparations, vitamins and minerals, indigestion preparations, analgesics, medicated skin products (anti-bacteria’s, acne treatments, anti-fungal, disinfectants and other), topical OTC medicines (anesthetic products, anti-itch products, antibiotic creams/gels), plasters and bandages, first aid kits, anti-smoking aids, rectal medications, eye and ear drops, sleeping aids, motion sickness remedies.

This vast range of the over-the-counter remedies and aids is constantly expanding in an ever more competitive marketplace. By 2016 the OTC market in the G8 countries is forecast to reach a value of $82,266.7 million. In the BRIC countries China is expected to be the leader, with a market value of $14,378.8, million by 2015.

Do you want to be a leading player in this lucrative market? Browse Research and Markets’ OTC category and avail of detailed overviews of OCT markets around the world, providing forecasts, competitive landscape, new products, distribution channels, pricing, drug pipelines and more. Hundreds of players operating in today’s market are profiled in our publications, including the world’s giants GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Procter & Gamble, Boots and Merck & Co.

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Analgesics in Germany Analgesics in Germany - Product Thumbnail Image

Analgesics in Germany

In 2014, analgesics continued to face the downward trend that had shaped virtually the entire review period. The main cause of the slowdown in demand was growing health awareness among German consumers,...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Germany Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Germany - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Germany

Sales of cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies are directly dependent on weather conditions and the related occurrence of cough, cold or allergy symptoms. While the category posted a strong performance...

May 2015
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NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Germany NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Germany - Product Thumbnail Image

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Germany

NRT smoking cessation aids continued to be fairly unpopular in Germany, registering a further decline in both volume and current value terms in 2014. Although the number of smokers continued to decline...

May 2015
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Digestive Remedies in Germany Digestive Remedies in Germany - Product Thumbnail Image

Digestive Remedies in Germany

Digestive remedies continued to register a positive performance in 2014 as a result of favourable demographic changes. Like most Western European countries, Germany continues to be faced with an ageing...

May 2015
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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Peru Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Peru - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Peru

The number of patients experiencing allergies, rhinitis, dry eye and dry cough was on the rise during the review period, but this did result in increased demand for cough, cold and allergies (hay fever)...

May 2015
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Digestive Remedies in Uruguay Digestive Remedies in Uruguay - Product Thumbnail Image

Digestive Remedies in Uruguay

Rising stress levels and an increasing prevalence of hectic lifestyles forced increasing numbers of Uruguayans to favour quick meals such as the country’s famous and beloved chivito, the typical Uruguayan...

May 2015
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Analgesics in Uruguay Analgesics in Uruguay - Product Thumbnail Image

Analgesics in Uruguay

Analgesics was one of the most dynamic OTC consumer health categories in Uruguay in 2014, with growth slightly behind digestive remedies and dermatologicals, the latter of which was the most dynamic...

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Analgesics in Peru Analgesics in Peru - Product Thumbnail Image

Analgesics in Peru

In Peru, analgesics sales lead OTC. Since a notable amount of the population cannot afford healthcare, it is common for customers to purchase this medication for minor aches or physical discomfort....

May 2015
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Digestive Remedies in Peru Digestive Remedies in Peru - Product Thumbnail Image

Digestive Remedies in Peru

In the previous edition, 2014’s growth had been estimated at over 20%, but it only grew by 10% since purchasing power diminished, discouraging more purchases. However growth in this category is higher...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Uruguay Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Uruguay - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Uruguay

Cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies increased in current value by 11% in 2014 as double-digit growth rates return to the category after marginally positive current value growth was recorded...

May 2015
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NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Peru NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Peru - Product Thumbnail Image

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Peru

87% of Peruvians do not smoke, while the other 13% mainly smoke in universities or during working hours. However, they are strictly prohibited to smoke in closed areas. The main consequence is that...

May 2015
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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in South Africa Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in South Africa - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in South Africa

As touched on in other category commentaries, consumers continued to face strain on their discretionary incomes in 2014, and as a result were constantly seeking value alternatives. Cough, cold and allergy...

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Analgesics in South Africa Analgesics in South Africa - Product Thumbnail Image

Analgesics in South Africa

With economic and socioeconomic constraints continuing to face the country, rising utility and inflationary pressures continued to leave mass South Africans under strained household financial circumstances....

May 2015
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Digestive Remedies in South Africa Digestive Remedies in South Africa - Product Thumbnail Image

Digestive Remedies in South Africa

Stressful lifestyles, coupled with poor eating habits, continued to contribute to digestive-related health issues, and acted as a driver of growth in 2014. Indigestion and heartburn remedies continued...

May 2015
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NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in South Africa NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in South Africa - Product Thumbnail Image

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in South Africa

As was the case in the previous research edition, not much development has occurred NRT smoking cessation aids. Despite efforts by the government and lobbyists to reduce tobacco consumption, smoking...

May 2015
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Analgesics in Saudi Arabia Analgesics in Saudi Arabia - Product Thumbnail Image

Analgesics in Saudi Arabia

The value performance of analgesics in 2014 was driven by increasing consumer demand for fast-acting pain and fever relievers and by the decision of brand owners to offer their products in hypermarkets,...

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Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia - Product Thumbnail Image

Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia

Digestive remedies recorded current value growth of 6% in 2014, a performance which was in line or even slightly stronger than the review period CAGR. The end of the review period witnessed slightly...

May 2015
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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Saudi Arabia Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Saudi Arabia - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Saudi Arabia

In 2014, cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies continued to register strong current value growth in Saudi Arabia, mainly due to seasonal cycles of viral infections as well as other factors including...

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Nigeria Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Nigeria - Product Thumbnail Image

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Nigeria

Cough remedies containing codeine (such as the popular brand, Benylin with Codeine) are no longer considered OTC in Nigeria, although they are also not quite prescription only. Reports of largescale...

May 2015
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NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia - Product Thumbnail Image

NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia

In 2014, the majority of the 5.8 million smokers in Saudi Arabia were men. Male and female smoking prevalence in the country continued to increase over the review period despite the government's efforts...

May 2015
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