In China, OTC drugs refer to the drugs which can be purchased or used by consumers without prescriptions from licensed pharmacists.

Category II OTC drugs are recognized as safer than Category I ones.

Category I OTC drugs can only be purchased from (1) drug stores with Drug Distribution Licenses, licensed pharmacists or professionals of higher levels, or (2) medical institutions' pharmacies.

Category II OTC drugs can be purchased from (1) drug stores, (2) medical institutions' pharmacies, and (3) retailers such as supermarkets and hotels approved by drug regulators.

Rx-to-OTC switch is the NMPA-approved transfer of prescription drugs to OTC status.

Rx & OTC means a drug has prescription and OTC statuses. The drug is considered a prescription drug for indications that are obscure to patients; it is considered an OTC drug for indications that can be diagnosed by patients themselves.

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No. Drug Name Classification Strength OTC Category Note
7-766 Chemical Drug
Every tablet includes 80mg acetaminophen, 7.5mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, and 0.5mg chlorphenamine maleate.
Category I /
7-765 Chemical Drug
Every suppository includes 200mg metronidazole, 160mg clotrimazole, and 8mg chlorhexidine acetate.
Category I /
7-764 Chemical Drug
10mg (basis of strength: benproperine)
Category I Rx-to-OTC Switch
7-763 Chemical Drug
26.4mg benproperine cedyphosphate (equivalent to 20mg benproperine)
Category I /
7-762 Chemical Drug
13.2mg (equivalent to 10mg benproperine)
Category I /
7-761 TCM
Every package includes 0.1g acetaminophen, 0.04g amantadine hydrochloride, 4mg artificial bezoar, 6mg caffeine, and 0.8mg chlorphenamine maleate.
Category I Rx-to-OTC Switch
7-760 Chemical Drug
Every package includes 500mg paracetamol, 30mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and 2mg chlorphenamine maleate.
Category I /
7-759 TCM
Category II /
7-758 Chemical Drug
(1) 8ml: 40mg; (2) 5ml: 25mg.
Category I /
7-757 Chemical Drug
Category I Rx-to-OTC Switch