Yes, especially when we need it right away and no need to visit the doctors. But sometimes we ask for prescription from doctor because it is more cheaper. We always stock medicine and buy it from local store or supermarket, like for cough, headache, fever, sore throat, stomach pain, and muscle pain. This is really common sickness so, we always have something to grab on when we have one of those. Most supermarket now are selling medicine in one of their shelves so it's easy to pick up something when you needed it without going to doctors. Precaution though some brand doesn't really work and might worsen your symptoms. But it is all very handy to buy at over the counter because some doctors are too expensive too, especially private hospitals.