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Compendium of Products for Minor Ailments

Canada’s Trusted Reference for Nonprescription Products

Image of the cover of Compendium of Products for Minor AilmentsCPMA 2019 offers an unrivalled compilation of nonprescription drugs and devices marketed in Canada to help health care practitioners select treatments for the management of minor ailments. Products are conveniently organized into tables to highlight comparative ingredients and features.


Product categories include:

  • Baby Care
  • Cough, Cold and Allergy
  • Home Testing
  • Ostomy
  • Skin Care
  • Vitamins and Minerals
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"My practice is focused on helping patients manage their drug therapy. Therapeutics for Minor Ailments and Products for Minor Ailments are the most comprehensive and reliable resources available for information on over-the-counter products." — Sheila Kemp, Pharmacist Owner, Renfrew ON


Analgesic Products

  • External Analgesics
  • Internal Analgesics and Antipyretics

Anthelmintic Products

Antiperspirant and Deodorant Products

Baby Care Products

  • Antipyretics
  • Cough and Cold
  • Diaper Rash
  • Gastrointestinal

Breastfeeding Products

  • Collection Accessories
  • Nipple Accessories
  • Pumps

Contact Lens Products

  • Contact Lens Solutions for Soft and Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
  • Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lens Cleaning Systems
  • Soft Contact Lens Cleaning Chemical Systems
  • Soft Contact Lens Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaning Systems

Contraceptive Products

  • Emergency Contraceptives
  • Male Condoms
  • Spermicidal Products and Devices
  • Vaginal Barrier Devices

Cough, Cold and Allergy Products

Dental Products

  • Dentifrices
  • Fluoride Supplements
  • Topical Analgesics for Teething
  • Topical Analgesics for Toothache

Diabetes Products

  • Blood Glucose Meters
  • Glucose Sources
  • Insulin Products
  • Urine Glucose and Ketone Test Kits

Feminine Care Products

  • Anti-infectives for Vaginal Fungal Infections
  • Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome Symptom Relief
  • Vaginal Hygiene
  • Vaginal Lubricants and Moisturizers

Foot Care Products

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Corns, Calluses and Warts
  • Deodorants
  • Insoles
  • Pads, Moleskins and Toe Protection Products

Gastrointestinal Products

  • Antacid, Antiflatulent and Antireflux
  • Antidiarrheals
  • Antiemetics
  • Colon Electrolyte Lavage
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Laxatives

Herbal and Natural Health Products

  • Combinations
  • Single Entity

Home Testing Products

  • Blood Coagulation Monitors
  • Celiac Test Kits
  • Cholesterol Test Kits
  • Electronic Blood Pressure Monitors
  • Fertility Test Kits
  • Menopause Test Kits
  • Pregnancy Test Kits
  • Thermometers

Incontinence Products

  • Devices
  • Garments, Disposable
  • Garments, Reusable

Insect Repellents

Male Sexual Health Products

  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Vacuum Constriction Devices for Erectile Dysfunction

Mouth Products

  • Cold Sore and Canker Sores
  • Dry Mouth
  • Mouthwashes

Musculoskeletal Products

  • Supports, Braces, Wraps and Elastic Bandages

Nutrition Products

  • Adult Nutrition Products
  • Child Nutrition Products
  • Infant Formulas
  • Lactose Digestants
  • Weight Control

Ophthalmic Products

  • Anti-allergy Agents, Antihistamines and Decongestants
  • Anti-infectives
  • Cleansers and Washes
  • Ocular Lubricants

Oral Rehydration Products

Ostomy Products

  • Adult Appliances
  • Pediatric Appliances
  • Protectants, Adhesives and Cleansers

Otic Products

Respiratory Products

  • Peak Flow Meters
  • Portable Nebulizers

Skin Care Products

  • Acne
  • Adhesive and Liquid Bandages
  • Anesthetics
  • Antifungals
  • Dandruff and Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis and Dry Skin
  • Dressings
  • First Aid
  • Hair Growth
  • Pediculicides
  • Psoriasis
  • Scabicides
  • Skin Depigmentation
  • Sunscreens
  • Waterless Hand Sanitizers

Sleep Aid Products

Smoking Cessation Products

Vitamin and Mineral Products

  • Liquid Combinations
  • Single Entity
  • Solid Combinations