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    to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    He went to a pharmacy and bought some on-counter medicine.
    -Is the sentence correct? What does "on-counter medicine" mean? What's the difference between over-the-counter medicine and on-counter medicine?

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    #2

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    The sentence is not correct. "on-counter medicine" is not used, "over-the-counter" is the usual term.
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    #3

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    That's right.

    Also 'nonprescription medicine'.

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    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    So, Is "on-counter medicine" wrong? Or, it is just not common as over-the-counter medicine or nonprescription medicine.

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    #5

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    Bhaisahab told you in post #2 that it was not correct.

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    #6

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    In BrE, we use "prescription medication/medicines/drugs" (must be prescribed by a doctor) or "non-prescription/over-the-counter medication/medicines/drugs" (can be bought at a pharmacy or sometimes in a supermarket without a prescription).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    The same is true in AmE.

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    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    Same in Aus - but here it's also called "OTC" medicine. You (or someone else) may have misinterpreted this.

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    #9

    Re: to buy some on-counter medicine v.s over-the-counter medicine

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Same in Aus - but here it's also called "OTC" medicine. You (or someone else) may have misinterpreted this.
    That one is also used here (USA).

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