Taiwan OTC Drugs Market Research Report - By Formulation Type, Product Type, Distribution - Analysis, Size, Share, Trends & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 745
Pages: 135

The size of Taiwan Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market was worth USD 2.01 billion in 2023 and estimated to reach USD 2.66 billion by the end of 2028 with a growing potential of 5.82%. Taiwan Over the Counter Drugs market accounts for 3.5% of the total Asia-Pacific OTC drugs market

Over the counter, the term mentions pharmaceuticals, which are bought across the counter without any need for a physician's prescription. OTC drugs are used to treat and prevent minor disorders. As a growing aging population, there is an increasing push to be able to license OTC medicines for the use of treatment of chronic conditions. The aging population (>65) accounts for 11.4% of the total population in Taiwan.

The government has reduced tax for the pharmaceutical industry to encourage many foreign multinational companies to invest in Taiwan. The government has recently made 13 prescription drugs available over the counter, making the purchase of the drugs more convenient. However, the government has also cut the price of drugs funded under national health programs.

Lower costs than prescription drugs drive the Taiwan OTC pharmaceutical market, growing preference for using OTC drugs for minor ailments, increased health care expenditure, Government policies like healthcare infrastructure and insurance system. Cost sensitivity of production is the major factor inhibiting the growth of the market.

This research report is segmented & sub-segmented the Taiwan OTC Drugs Market into the following categories:

  • By Formulation Type                              
    • Tablets      
    • Liquids      
    • Ointments               
    • Sprays       
  • By Product Type                       
    • Cough, Cold, and Flu Drugs
    • Analgesics
    • Dermatologicals    
    • Gastrointestinal Drugs
    • Antiseptics              
    • Anti-Allergy Drugs
    • Smoking Cessation Aids     
    • Ophthalmic Drugs
    • Vitamins and Minerals       
    • Sleep Aids             
    • Weight Loss/Diet Products            
    • Others (Ear Drops & Diuretics)     
  • By Distribution Channel                         
    • Pharmacies/Drugstores     
    • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets         
    • Convenience stores            
    • Others (Online Drugstores)

Prominent companies leading Taiwan Over the Counter Drugs market are Eu Yan Sang International Ltd, Bayer AG, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Merck Pte Ltd, Sunward Pharmaceutical Pte Ltd, Beacons Pharmaceuticals (Pte) Ltd.

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