Women Use More OTC Drugs and Dietary Supplements Than Men

  • 82 percent of women in comparison to 71 percent of men say they have used nonprescription medication in the last six months to treat at least one of the common ailments from which they suffer.
  • Six out of 10 (60 percent) women have used a dietary supplement while only 46 percent of men report having used dietary supplements.
  • 30 percent of women and 23 percent of men have used dietary supplements in the last six months as a method of treating common ailments.
  • 35 percent of women who have suffered from menopause in the last six months say they used dietary supplements for the condition associated with it.

Source: CHPA, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, www.chpa-info.org


Last Editorial Review: 6/3/2001