The differences between prescription and over-the-counter medicines test

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The Differences between prescription and over-the-counter medicines test

Recommended for 11–16-year-olds.

Information on prescription and over-the-counter medicines and adverse reactions to medicine is found in a summarised format on the "What is medicine?" page.

 

Learning goal

The goal of this assignment is to learn the differences between prescription and over-the-counter medicines.

 

Progress of the assignment

The pupils complete the right-or-wrong assignment individually or in pairs. They find the answers to the claims from the "What is medicine?" section. Finally, go through the claims together.

Print out the assignment Prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines

 

Correct answers to the assignment:

1. R
2. R
3. R
4. W; Over-the-counter medicines are used when the symptoms are clear, mild, and temporary and can be identified by yourself
5. W; Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines are effective
6. R
7. W; Both prescription and over-the-counter medicines have adverse reactions
8. R
9. W; Over-the-counter medicines do not suit everyone, and their use may sometimes also be harmful, so you must always read the instructions for over-the-counter medicines, too, before taking the medicine
10. R