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What is an effective over the counter cough suppressant for the common cold?

What is an effective over the counter cough suppressant for the common cold?

Dextromethorphan: Dextromethorphan. Often combined with other products to help with other symptoms. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...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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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more

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I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

I take 3 times the recommended over the counter sleep aid. Is this Ok?

No: You need to follow the directions. Now the best thing to do is to see your doctor. Discuss your sleep issues and let your doctor tell you the best options ...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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What's the strongest pain medication that's over the. Counter ?

What's the strongest pain medication that's over the. Counter ?

No answer: In my experience there isnot a great deal of difference in pain relief. The nsaids do tend to be more of a stomach irritant. ...Read more

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Is there an over the counter equivalent to Econazole?

Is there an over the counter equivalent to Econazole?

Similar products are: available OTC. Products containing miconazole or clotrimazole are antifungals. ...Read more

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Is lorien available over the counter?

Fluoxetine: Not in the U.S. Or in europe. I am not sure about south africa, but would think most likely not. ...Read more

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What is a good over the counter tooth ace medicine ?

What is a good  over the counter   tooth ace medicine ?

See your Dentist : If you have enough pain that you need medicine, you have a serious issue that needs to be fixed before it gets worse. No medicine can do more than dull the pain for a few days. Call a dentist today. The relief will be tremendous. Till then try whatever you take for a headache, but don't expect the pain to just go away. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine patch 5% available over the otc?

Is lidocaine patch 5% available over the otc?

Prescription only: Other otc patches are available that don't utilize lidocaine, they use either menthol or anti-histamines. Both types have local anesthetic properties. Lidoderm 5% is only approved for post-herpetic neuralgia (phn) after a shingles attack, but is often used off-label. http://www.lidoderm.com. ...Read more

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Over the counter med for yellow dry eyes?

Over the counter med for yellow dry eyes?

Maybe tears: There is no medication for this. It also depends on why the eye is yellow. If they are from fleshy growths called pinguecula perhaps cutting down on surrounding redness may make the yellowness less prominent. In that care artificial tears may be helpful. If it is from old blood, it will fade with time. If it is jaundice from liver failure, see your doctor quick! ...Read more

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Which is the best antibacterial oral rinse available over the counter?

Which is the best antibacterial oral rinse available over the counter?

OTC Mouthrinses: It depends what you are trying to prevent. If you want to prevent cavities, use act Fluoride rinse. If you want to prevent gingivitis (bleeding gums), use listerine. If you want to prevent gingivitis and have dry mouth, use crest prohealth. (it does not have the alcohol that listerine does which can make dry mouth worse.). ...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

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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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Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

Can you please tell me how over-the-counter motrin and prescribed motrin differ?

None: Otc Motrin (ibuprofen) and prescribed Motrin have the same molecule and action. Prescription medication can be in a higher dose per pill but you can take more otc meds to equal that. Always be mindful of the ability of these drugs to cause excess stomach acidity and ulcers especially in the elderly. You may need an acidic blocker for your stomach. ...Read more

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Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Can I take Motrin & an over the counter muscle relaxer?

Possibly. : Read the label. If it contains ibuprofen than NO. ( because Motrin is ibuprofen ) if not, you are probably ok. Your pharmacist should be able to help you if you have the boxes ...Read more

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What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?

Diagnose it!: The best way to treat your headache is to first get an accurate diagnosis which is beyond the scope of this answer. ...Read more

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Can you give a 3 month old over-the-counter medicine ibuprofen?

Not until > 6m: The Ibuprofen is broken down & eliminated from the body through the kidney. The infant kidney is considered at risk of injury & decreasing function if given Ibuprofen or other NSAID medicines prior to 6 months of age. Acetaminophen which is disposed of through the liver is preferred under 6m. ...Read more

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Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Yes and no: This combination includes a narcotic. You cannot get a narcotic over-the-counter. Better still you maythere red the narcotic. A lot of nsaids are just as efficient as this narcotic combination. It is better to avoid the narcotic. Cardiologist told us use narcotics and not nsaids in older people to prevent NSAID cardiovascular side effects and then the elderly had more narcotic complications -falls. ...Read more

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Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?

Are their any over the counter medicines that cause miscarriage. Does taking  Ibuprofen during the first few weeks cause miscarriage?

33% of preg misc in : 1st trimester normally. To tease out just what causes them is a process of statistical inference! There is no data implying that ibuprofen causes miscarriage. In general, if you don't feel that you have to take a medicine then don't. Every action you take has its risks and its benefits. We believe that the risks to a pregnancy of taking ibuprofen are minimal and that it is safe to take. ...Read more

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Sprained shoulder and dr. Prescribed 600mg of ibuprofen. Instead of paying for rx, can I just take 3 200mg over-the-counter ibuprofen? Or is it diff?

Should: ...Be the same thing. May also try 1 or 2 otc Naproxen sodium but only twice per day and would recommend both only with some food. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??

OK: Ibuprofen is not a sulfa drug. If you are allergic to sulfa drugs but you are not allergic to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), you should be OK taking over-the-counter ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?

I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen.  Also sold over the counter?

See details: The only one is Aleve (naproxen) but this is a close relative of ibuprofen. If you cannot take one, you should not take the other. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis and a constant low to midlevel pain due to it. Are there over the counter painkillers other than ibuprofen that may work?

I have multiple sclerosis and a constant low to midlevel pain due to it. Are there over the counter painkillers other than ibuprofen that may work?

Not aware of any: There is no effective pain killer other than tylenol (acetaminophen) and NSAIDs OTC. Since there are now newer drugs available for MS treatment, you should talk to your neurologist again about your condition. ...Read more

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My father have pain in a leg from the top to the bottom is being days already and all he took was advil (ibuprofen) andwhat medication he can get over the counter?

More info needed: More description of his symptoms is needed but if the Pain is in his buttock and radiates down the leg, sciatica is suspected. This is usually caused by pressure on a nerve root in the back by a bulging or ruptured intervertebral disc. Nonprescription pain relievers consist of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and/nsaids like Advil or Aleve. If pain persists he needs to consult a physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is it ok to take a prescription strength medication for example an 800 motrin¬ healthy to take four 200mg motrin otc? What is the difference?

Medication: They are the same thing. I do not understand the question. In both cases the medication is the same and the dose is the same 800 mg. ...Read more

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How much OTC motrin and how often do you take it for tennis elbow that has returned in your elbow?

How much OTC motrin and how often do you take it for tennis elbow that has returned in your elbow?

Advil (ibuprofen): Max dose of Ibuprofen is 800mg three times a day.That means conceivably ( no contraindications ) u could take 4 advil tablets three times a day! better choice would be to see your ors for re-evaluation and treatment options( nsaids , prp or steroid injections, rest / ice Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack, open vs . Arthroscopic tennis elbow release). Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.

Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter?  Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen)  doesn't work.

There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if i don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...Read more