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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

A condition in which it is difficult to pass stools because the stools are too firm or too dry. ...Read more


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Over the counter medicine for piles?

Over the counter medicine for piles?

O K to use: Any over the counter creams are o k to use to get relief from hemorrhoids , along with high fiber diet, fluids , and local cate, . ...Read more

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Over the counter help for dehydration?

Over the counter help for dehydration?

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 seek to find ways to prevent your being dehydrated in the future. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter meds for constipation?

Best over-the-counter meds for constipation?

Start w/fiber: Often low fiber intake is cause. Increase fluids, foods w/fiber (whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits, veggies). Nonabsorb lax like miralax, (polyethylene glycol) easy, tolerated well. Poorly absorbed minerals like magnesium ok (unless bad kidney function, check w/md). Phosphate laxatives not used so much now-kidney issues. Mineral oil on occ;chr.Interferes with vits/min abs; stimulants-work fast, crampy, habituating. ...Read more

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Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Depends on severity: Tonsillitis is usually a viral or bacterial infecion of the tonsils. IN most cases, it settles without ANY treatment (although is is painful and uncomfortable). However, in a small set of cases, it can complicate and cause serious morbidity.
If you have a mild case of sore throat, it might be sufficient to use an oral rinse such as Andolex C, and pain killers like Paracetamol. If worse, see an ENT ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

What's the best "over the counter" medication for kidney stone pain/soreness?

First find the cause: The management depends on the composition of the stone. If you pass a stone, it can be analyzed by a lab. A urologist or nephrologist can check urinary excretion rates for substances that cause stones; with blood tests as well to provide an effective treatment regimen ...Read more

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Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Any over the counter medications you can recommend for anxiety?

Herbals: Valerian root, Passionflower, Chamomile and Kava (potential for liver problems) are some natural approaches to anxiety. However, I recommend by approaching this by non-pharmacologic means first. ...Read more

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Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter: Anti-inflammatories (ie Motrin / alleve) can be helpful but used in warning with high cardiovascular risk and GI ulcer. Acetominophen ( tylenol) is also beneficial but used in warning with active liver issues. ...Read more

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Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

No: Giardiasis is a protozoan infection of the intestine that requires prescription medication to cure. While anti-diarrhea medications are available over the counter, they will not cure the infection. ...Read more

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What anti nausea medication is safe to take with fluoxetine? Either on prescription or over the counter

What anti nausea medication is safe to take with fluoxetine? Either on prescription or over the counter

OK to take: In general , over the counter antinausea meds Such as meclizine can be taken with prozac (fluoxetine) ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

What is the best  over the counter. Med to reduce fever?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin: Fever reducing medications (antipyretics) include tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and motrin/advil (ibuprofen). Both are equally effective. However, remember that fever is a symptom, not a disease. Symptoms need to be explored to find the cause. Best to consult with your doctor before starting a fever reducing medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine (over the counter or prescription) for relieving head congestion?

What is the best medicine (over the counter or prescription) for relieving head congestion?

Congestion: If you use a neti pot, be certain you use boiled water, sterile water, or distilled water. Never use water straight from the tap. There have been cases of brain infection/abscess from organisms in tap water. ...Read more

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Over the counter pill for gout?

Over the counter pill for gout?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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What good for sinus over counter medicine?

What good for sinus over counter medicine?

Sinus Over Counter: Anything that lessens congestion is helpful in treating sinusitis. The main problem with sinusitis is inflammation of the nasal and sinus membranes, leading to swelling, which leads to blockage of the openings of the sinuses. Oral decongestants, topical decongestant sprays, and saline flushes are all helpful. Most episodes of sinusitis follow a viral infection or an allergy flare. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine will help gallbladder pain?

What over the counter medicine will help gallbladder pain?

Ibuprofen: Although many over the counter meds can lead to improvement in your discomfort, you should really ensure the correct diagnosis and source of the pain first. If this is cholecystitis you need antibiotics. As well, if this is truly your gallbladder, you should consider surgical removal to prevent ongoing or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more