The Over-the-Counter Pharmaceuticals market includes non-prescription medications, treatments, and healthcare products that are available directly to consumers without a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional. It includes both products which are exclusively sold in pharmacies and products which can be purchased elsewhere such as supermarkets, and online retailers. Sales by hospitals are not included.
The market is subdivided into Analgesics, Cold and Cough Remedies, Digestives and Intestinal Remedies, Skin Treatment, Vitamins and Minerals, Hand Sanitizer, Eye care, Sleep aids, Wound care, and Other OTC Pharmaceuticals.
OTC Pharmaceuticals comprises revenues, average revenue per capita. Sales channels show online and offline revenue. Revenues include VAT. The market only displays B2C revenues, hence B2B and B2G revenues are not included. For more information on the data displayed, use the info button next to the boxes.
Due to different national legislations and healthcare standards, the consumption of OTC pharmaceuticals and purchasing behavior regarding these products differs significantly from country to country. The worldwide improvement in access to healthcare and pharmaceuticals directly affects OTC pharmaceuticals sales. Generally speaking, the better the access to medicine, the more medicine is taken. However, as access to medicine varies considerably from country to country, factors such as the political will to improve the healthcare system can also influence the market and the forecast regarding the market.
The OTC Pharmaceuticals market is built on resources from the Statista platform as well as on in-house market research, national statistical offices, international institutions, trade associations, companies, the trade press, and the experience of our analysts. We evaluate the status quo of the market, monitor trends, and create an independent forecast regarding market developments of the global OTC Pharmaceuticals industry.