Stomach and Laxatives is a foundation OTC Benefit Program category, meaning that it is included in all programs and is one of the top four best-selling categories. The Stomach and laxatives category includes items to deal with upset stomach, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea. These are popular OTC items with members because they help to promote comfort and digestion, an area where it is common for seniors to need a little help. Like all the categories offered, stomach and laxatives has generic and brand name products. The brand names include:
- Pepcid AC
- Pepto Bismol
Stomach ailments are often easily treatable with an Over-the-Counter product, but if one is not available, then members are more likely to visit a doctor for a basic problem. If they have easy access to OTC items, often times the will try this before going to see the doctor. Offering stomach and laxative products is an essential part of any Supplemental Over The Counter Benefit.