6. Buying Over-the-Counter Medicine

A: I have a really bad headache. What do you recommend?

B: You can purchase some over-the-counter pain relievers in aisle 6.

A: Do I need a prescription for those?

B: No. You just pick whichever brand your prefer and pay for it at the register.

A: There are so many choices.

B: If you read the labels, you can pick the one that is best for you.

A: Is there a difference between the name brand pills and the store brand pills?

B: Usually there isn't. Just compare the labels and look for active ingredients.

A: The store brand is less expensive.

B: Usually it is just as effective.

A: I sure hope so because I want to save money and not have a headache.

B: I think you can achieve both things.