Over The Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type (Analgesics, Cough, Cold And Flu Products, Dermatological Products, Gastrointestinal Products, Vitamins, Minerals, Weight Loss Products, Sleep Aids, Ophthalmic Products, Smoking Cession Aids And Other Products), And By Region - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2017–2022)

Over The Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type (Analgesics, Cough, Cold And Flu Products, Dermatological Products, Gastrointestinal Products, Vitamins, Minerals, Weight Loss Products, Sleep Aids, Ophthalmic Products, Smoking Cession Aids And Other Products), And By Region - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2017–2022)

ID: 509 | Pages: 176 | October 2016 | Region: Global


The Global OTC drugs market has been estimated at USD 148,917.6 Million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 243,686.1 Million by 2022, at a CAGR of 8.55% during the forecast period from 2016 to 2022. Over the counter (OTC) drugs are the effective and safe drugs, which can be bought at the pharmacies and local stores, over the counter, without doctor’s prescription. These drugs are seldom used for common ailments. They are dispensed by the pharmacists, after the verification of customer’s age and identification. Acetaminophen, aspirin and ibuprofen are the most common OTC drugs. OTC drugs market is booming with the allowance of previously high-priced prescribed drugs, shifting to OTC category.

OTC drugs are developed under OTC Monograph process or through New Drug Application (NDA) process. These drugs come with a monograph on which the ingredients of the drug, dosage and user instructions are written. Easy accessibility, lower costs, convenience, customer-empowering qualities are the benefits of OTC drugs. With the increasing number of chemists and pharma dispensaries, the drugs are readily available.

Public started showing pro-active approach towards the ailments. Along with that, they are also resorting to lower-priced alternatives due to raising costs in healthcare. The cultural shift in public towards self-reliance leads in gaining major acquisitions. These are some of the drivers that shoot up the market growth. However, the market growth is hindered due to the issue of drug substance abuse and lack of awareness in under-developed areas.

The global market is segmented based on product type and geographically. The product market basically caters medicines in the categories like analgesics, cough, cold and flu products, dermatological products, gastrointestinal products, vitamins, minerals, weight loss products, sleep aids, ophthalmic products, smoking cession aids and other products. More than half of the market share belongs to categories like Analgesics, Cough, Cold & Flu, Dermatological and gastrointestinal categories.

The OTC drugs market can be geographically segmented into the regions like North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin America. North American and Europe are the top contributors to this market, followed by Asia-Pacific. Europe is said to attain a commendable profit due to very high increase in adoption rates by public. Asia-Pacific regions like China, Japan an India are fastest growing markets, as the growth rate is shooting up exponentially. Latin American countries are just tailing behinds the top Asian contributors, with its newly emerging markets in Brazil and Argentina. However, North America is forecasted to witness a decline in the market due to the domination of generic medicine prescription. Some of the nations are yet to standardize the process of reviewing the nonprescription attainment status.

GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis, Bayer, Pfizer, GSK Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, Takeda and PGT Healthcare are the top companies that contribute to OTC drugs market. The maximum market share is possessed by GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson and Johnson, Novartis and Sanofi. The extension of OTC service for the drugs dealing with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension is a new trend to be noticed.

1. Introduction                                 

                1.1 Market Definition                    

                1.2 Study Deliverables                  

                1.3 Base Currency, Base Year and Forecast Periods                          

                1.4 General Study Assumptions                

2. Research Methodology                                           

                2.1 Introduction                               

                2.2 Research Phases                      

                                2.2.1 Secondary Research           

                                2.2.2 Primary Research 

                                2.2.3 Econometric Modelling      

                                2.2.4 Expert Validation  

                2.3 Analysis Design                         

                2.4 Study Timeline                          

3. Overview                                       

                3.1 Executive Summary                

                3.2 Key Inferences                         

                3.3 New Developments               

4. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)                                    

                4.1 Market Drivers                          

                4.2 Market Restraints                    

                4.3 Key Challenges                         

                4.4 Current Opportunities in the Market                              

5. Market Segmentation                                              

                5.1 Product Type                             

                                5.1.1 Analgesics

                                5.1.2 Cough, Cold and Flu Products         

                                5.1.3 Vitamins and Minerals       

                                5.1.4 Dermatological Products   

                                5.1.5 Gastrointestinal Products 

                                5.1.6 Ophthalmic Products          

                                5.1.7 Sleep Aid Products              

                                5.1.8 Weight Loss/Diet Products               

                                5.1.9 Others      

                5.2 By Formulation Type                              

                                5.2.1 Tablets      

                                5.2.2 Liquids      

                                5.2.3 Ointments               

                                5.2.4 Sprays       

                5.3 Distribution Channels                             

                                5.3.1 Pharmacies             

                                5.3.2 Supermarkets/Hypermarkets         

                                5.3.3 Convenience stores            

                                5.3.4 Others (Online Drug Stores)            

6. Geographical Analysis                                              

                6.1 North America                          

                                6.1.1 Introduction           

                                6.1.2 United States         

                                6.1.3 Canada     

                6.2 Europe                         

                                6.2.1 Introduction           

                                6.2.2 U.K             

                                6.2.3 Spain         

                                6.2.4 Germany 

                                6.2.5 Italy            

                                6.2.6 France       

                6.3 Asia-Pacific                 

                                6.3.1 Introduction           

                                6.3.2 China         

                                6.3.3 India          

                                6.3.4 Japan         

                                6.3.5 South Korea           

                                6.3.6 Australia   

                6.4 Latin America                             

                                6.4.1 Introduction           

                                6.4.2 Brazil          

                                6.4.3 Mexico     

                                6.4.4 Argentina

                                6.4.5 Rest of Latin America          

                6.5 Middle East & Africa               

                                6.5.1 Introduction           

                                6.5.2 Middle-East            

                                6.5.3 Africa         

7. Strategic Analysis                                       

                7.1 PESTLE analysis                         

                                7.1.1 Political     

                                7.1.2 Economic 

                                7.1.3 Social         

                                7.1.4 Technological         

                                7.1.5 Legal          

                                7.1.6 Environmental       

                7.2 Porter’s Five analysis                              

                                7.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers        

                                7.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers    

                                7.2.3 Threat of New Entrants     

                                7.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services              

                                7.2.5 Competitive Rivalry within the Industry     

8. Market Leaders' Analysis                                        

                8.1 GlaxoSmithKline                       

                                8.1.1 Overview 

                                8.1.2 Product Analysis   

                                8.1.3 Strategic Evaluation and Operations            

                                8.1.4 Financial analysis  

                                8.1.5 Legal issues             

                                8.1.6 Recent Developments       

                                8.1.7 SWOT analysis       

                                8.1.8 Analyst View          

                8.2 Johnson and Johnson                            

                8.3 Novartis                       

                8.4 Bayer                            

                8.5 Pfizer                            

                8.6 Boehringer Ingelheim                            

                8.7 Sanofi                           

                8.8 Takeda                         

                8.9 PGT Healthcare                         

9. Competitive Landscape                                           

                9.1 Market share analysis                            

                9.2 Merger and Acquisition Analysis                       

                9.3 Agreements, collaborations and Joint Ventures                         

                9.4 New Product Launches                         

10. Expert Opinions                                        

                10.1 Market Outlook                     

                10.2 Investment Opportunities                 

Appendix                                           

                a) List of Tables                

                b) List of Figures                              

  • Global, regional and country-level analysis and forecasts of the study market; providing Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
  • Segment-level analysis in terms of technology, component, and type along with market size forecasts and estimations to detect key areas of industry growth in detail
  • Identification of key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges (DROC) in the market and their impact on shifting market dynamics
  • Study of the effect of exogenous and endogenous factors that affect the global market; which includes broadly demographic, economics, and political, among other macro-environmental factors presented in an extensive PESTLE Analysis
  • Study the micro environment factors that determine the overall profitability of an Industry, using Porter’s five forces analysis for analysing the level of competition and business strategy development
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with their product portfolio, current strategic interests, key financial information, legal issues, SWOT analysis and analyst overview to study and sustain the market environment
  • Competitive landscape analysis listing out the mergers, acquisitions, collaborations in the field along with new product launches, comparative financial studies and recent developments in the market by the major companies
  • An executive summary, abridging the entire report in such a way that decision-making personnel can rapidly become acquainted with background information, concise analysis and main conclusions
  • Expertly devised analyst overview along with Investment opportunities to provide both individuals and organizations a strong financial foothold in the market
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  2. Global Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  3. Global Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  4. Global Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  5. Global Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  6. Global Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  7. Global Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  8. Global Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  9. Global Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  10. Global Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  11. Global Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  12. Global Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  13. Global Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  14. Global Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  15. North America Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  16. North America Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  17. North America Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  18. North America Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  19. North America Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  20. North America Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  21. North America Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  22. North America Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  23. North America Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  24. North America Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  25. North America Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  26. North America Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  27. North America Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  28. North America Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  29. United States Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  30. Canada Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  31. Europe Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  32. Europe Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  33. Europe Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  34. Europe Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  35. Europe Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  36. Europe Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  37. Europe Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  38. Europe Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  39. Europe Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  40. Europe Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  41. Europe Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  42. Europe Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  43. Europe Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  44. Europe Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  45. U.K Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  46. Spain Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  47. Germany Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  48. Italy Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  49. France Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  50. Asia-Pacific Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  51. Asia-Pacific Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  52. Asia-Pacific Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  53. Asia-Pacific Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  54. Asia-Pacific Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  55. Asia-Pacific Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  56. Asia-Pacific Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  57. Asia-Pacific Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  58. Asia-Pacific Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  59. Asia-Pacific Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  60. Asia-Pacific Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  61. Asia-Pacific Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  62. Asia-Pacific Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  63. Asia-Pacific Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  64. China Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  65. India Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  66. Japan Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  67. South Korea Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  68. Australia Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  69. Latin America Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  70. Latin America Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  71. Latin America Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  72. Latin America Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  73. Latin America Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  74. Latin America Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  75. Latin America Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  76. Latin America Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  77. Latin America Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  78. Latin America Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  79. Latin America Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  80. Latin America Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  81. Latin America Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  82. Latin America Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  83. Brazil Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  84. Argentina Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  85. Mexico Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  86. Middle East & Africa Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  87. Middle East & Africa Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  88. Middle East & Africa Analgesics Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  89. Middle East & Africa Cough Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  90. Middle East & Africa Cold and Flu Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  91. Middle East & Africa Dermatological Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  92. Middle East & Africa Gastrointestinal Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  93. Middle East & Africa Vitamins Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  94. Middle East & Africa Minerals Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  95. Middle East & Africa Weight Loss Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  96. Middle East & Africa Sleep Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  97. Middle East & Africa Ophthalmic Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  98. Middle East & Africa Smoking Cession Aids Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  99. Middle East & Africa Other Products Market By Region, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  100. Middle East Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
  101. Africa Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Product Type, From 2016-2022 (USD Million)
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