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‘Maximum Strength’ vs ‘Clinical Strength’ : What’s the difference?


Maximum Strength

Maximum strength refers to products that provide a higher concentration of the active ingredient than the regular strengths. However, this is not necessarily referring to buying the highest strength available.  This can be really misleading for people looking to get more effectiveness from higher strengths. Occasionally this comes up with OTC remedies for jock itch or acne creams.  After trying a ‘maximum strength” without a response, there can be an assumption that even that didn’t work!


Clinical Strength

Clinical strength tends to take maximum strength to the highest concentration of active ingredient possible. However, this is still likely going to fall short of prescription strength. 

Read more as Dr ILYAS discusses product claims with Healthline




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