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most effective diuretic over the counter

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
OTC: Hydrochlorothiazide has years of scientific data supporting its use for its approved indications. For an OTC medication, that usually is not the case. ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Could be risky: You could end up losing more fluids than is healthy. If you don't believe your hydrocholorothiazide is working effectively than would discuss with yo ... Read More
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Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: For someone with fluid around the heart, the use of OTC diuretic would be probably not effective and helpful enough. Hence, go to be evaluated for ass ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
OC diuretic: There isn't one.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
No: Gout is an inflammatory process. Taking Ibuprofen may help but you really need a prescription for some gout specific medications.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan. Often combined with other products to help with other symptoms.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pevaryl: (pevaryl) Econazole nitrate is a prescription medication.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience Dentistry
You should not need: The correct and best way to attend to your oral health is to maintain proper daily oral hygiene and visit your dentist periodically for an examination ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fluoxetine: Not in the U.S. Or in europe. I am not sure about south africa, but would think most likely not.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, available: Ringworm (tinea corporis fungal skin infection) can be treated with an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) af, which is ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Perumunda Sharma
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: It requires a prescription.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
No: Due to potential adverse side effects seen with using higher potency corticosteroids, treatment should be monitored by a doctor.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience Breast Surgery
Nope: requires Rx
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Meclizine: Yes, generic Meclizine is over the counter now.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Depends . . .: This must be addressed w/your family doc or pain management doc. Over-the-counter NSAIDs like Ibuprofen & Naproxen as dosed less than prescription ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
Benzocaine: Topical preparations that contain Benzocaine (an ester-type local anesthetic) are probably the most effective "anesthetics". If you mean "analgesics" ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Potassium chloride: potassium chloride can be purchased OTC
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Karelis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: Patients may look to otc pain relief creams if they are unable to take certain medications by mouth, usually do to GI upset. Ultimately, the cause of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Breen
8 years experience General Practice
Yes and no: Antidepressants are only available by prescription. However, some folks take over-the-counter 5-htp or st. John's wort, which boost serotonin like the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Dehydration help: Any fluid you can ingest will help resolve your dehydration. How much fluid you will need depends on severity of your dehydration. You should also see ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
19 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on any other problems you may have, but in the absence of liver disease tylenol (acetaminophen) in recommended amounts and in the absence o ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: It is available only from a doctor's recommendation.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Nsaids: No, they all similar profiles a,nd actions
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