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what is a good diuretic over the counter

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience Family Medicine
OTC: In the us, there are no over-the counter diuretics. However, diuretics are priced very cheaply as most are generics, and most are included on 90-day ... Read More
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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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
OTC Medication: Different oral medications work differently for different people. Whatever you take for a headache will work similarly for a tooth ache. Advil, Motrin ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
BOTH: Phenylephrine and Pseudoephedrine are both good otc decongestants.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on symptoms: The trick to treating a cold is to prioritize the worst of the symptoms. For example , if you have a stuffy nose, prioritize medicines for stuffiness ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Depends on Symptoms: There's no such thing as a CHIARI HEADACHE to the extent that an actual unique classifiable entity exists with a specific drug or intervention other t ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Difficulty falling: Asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/ove ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihistamine/yes: It is available over the counter.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
None are great: The best you can probably do with over the counter products is find a cleanser with 3% salicylic acid or 10% benzoyl peroxide. Of find both and altern ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Imodium (loperamide): Works ok, but if you have infectious diarrhea this medicine may hurt you.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
None: Clobetasol is a potent steroid, hence such a substitute will not be available OTC
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Phisoderm: Use an antibacterial "scrubbing" soap like Phisoderm and keep your skin as "clean" as possible. There are OTC "methods" for blackhead removal and if d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
eat less lactose: This is the beat way to avoid diarrhea from lactose. Chinese and japanese food is remarkable for having little lactose in the food.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: I would stick to the over-the-counter pseudoephedrine.
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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
No: There are no over the counter antibiotics in the US.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Amoxicillin is a penicillin-type of antibiotic. It is by prescription only. There is no similar over-the-counter product in the U.S. If a person has ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Available at most any nutrition store. Even: http://www.Amazon.Com/iodine-supplement-sea-kelp-tablets/dp/b0044z4jm2 believe it or not. :).
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure what: muscle spasms in the stomach mean. Do you mean abdominal muscles on the outside, cramping and pain worsening with movement? Then ibuprofen or naprosy ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Visit the podiatrist: That is the best remedy, forget home remedies. A failed home remedy is equivlent to an amputation. Certainly your foot and life are worth saving. Do n ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No: The most important thing is to brush and floss well. Mouthwash is not necessary to maintain good oral health for most of us. But your dentist may re ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Lidocaine: Lidocaine patches work well.

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