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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

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Drug Information (Definition)

Drug information is the standardized set of dosing information, treatment statistics, and possible side effects, which drug companies publish for every ...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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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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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 drugs that cause miscarriage?

Over the counter drugs that cause miscarriage?

None: In the United States. It's a very bad idea. Pregnancy termination, or abortion, is legal in all 50 United States but you need a doctor's help; it is extremely dangerous to try it yourself. ...Read more

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Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

Over the counter anxiety medication that you recommend?

OTC - anxiety: Passion flower, valerian ; chamomile may help. However, would recommend lifestyle changes first. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, meditation or yoga. Get med eval. ...Read more

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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. ...Read more

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What an over the counter drug that's like hydrochlorothiazode?

None: Since this kind of drug can have potentially serious side effects if not used properly, it will not likely be OTC now or ever. ...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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Is there any over the counter medicines that lighten periods??

Is there any over the counter medicines that lighten periods??

Menstrual cycles: No over the counter medicines . Please see your pediatrician if heavy periods . You may need medicine to lighten them . ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Is perscription generic cetrezine the same as over the counter prescription strength Zyrtec?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Yes: the same active ingredient, but some people respond differently to different brands ...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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Is the fluticasone available over counter?

No: Due to potential adverse side effects seen with using higher potency corticosteroids, treatment should be monitored by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you buy anti depressants or anxiety control medicine over the counter?

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Anxiety: Prescription meds. Are not sold over the counter. ...Read more

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What are good allergy prescription drugs that are available over the counter?

What are good allergy prescription drugs that are available over the counter?

Many: I prefer allegra, (fexofenadine) it is non drowsy and once a day. There is also zyrtec that you should take in the evening as it makes some people tired. ...Read more

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Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Are there any prescription meds or over the counter products to help me gain weight?

Yes / Why!: There are a lot of over the counter supplements that are high calorie protein supplements that can help, some are available by prescription or OTC and there are medications that can help with weight gain, the OTC ones promising muscle bulk are hype for the most part. The real question here is why? Does it run in the family? Are you underweight? Losing weight? Thyroid checked? Adrenals checked? ...Read more

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So.is there any over the counter meds that will give an appetite?

So.is there any over the counter meds that will give an appetite?

New onset anorexia?: Appetite is a complex process mediated by the brain, emotions, metabolic needs, health of the gut & surrounding organs. Lack of weight loss would be good news here. I recommend a visit to your doctor to discuss the circumstances that preceded your anorexia & that may contribute to its persistence. Simple testing is much more appropriate than delaying appropriate treatment with ?futile OTC agents. ...Read more