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Table 2 Categories of OTC Chinese medicine in the community pharmacies

From: Popularity and customer preferences for over-the-counter Chinese medicines perceived by community pharmacists in Shanghai and Guangzhou: a questionnaire survey study

Category no. Categories Frequency Percentage
1 Cold medicine 91 18%
2 Respiratory system medicine 72 14%
3 Digestive system agent 67 13%
4 Gynaecological medicine 63 13%
5 Health tonic medicine 60 12%
6 *Heat-clearing and detoxifying medicine 54 11%
7 ENT medicine 28 6%
8 Dermatology medicine 24 5%
9 Circulatory system agent 17 3%
10 Orthopaedics medicine 15 3%
11 Summer humidity agent 8 2%
12 Nervous system medicine 1 0%
Total 500 100%
  1. *Heat-clearing and detoxifying means Qingre Jiedu.