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Is Motrin 800 Over The Counter
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
Nsaids: No, they all similar profiles a,nd actions ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is Benzoyl peroxide 5% / clindamycin 1% gel available over the counter or is it a prescription only medication?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: You need a prescription.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I take for a headache when I can't take any over-the-counter motrin or advil (ibuprofen)?
Time release: I doubt itGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I'm allergic to meloxicam because it's a sulfa drug can I still take over-the-counter ibuprofen??
I seem to have pinched a nerve in my back. I’m not able to move much without being in severe pain. Do I need to see a GP or would over the counter ibuprofen for a day or two help ease things?
I need a anti inflammatory that doesn't contain aspirin or ibuprofen. Also sold over the counter?
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?
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
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?
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
I took one Advil (ibuprofen) (first time) , 24 hours ago, and now my gut aches--no other symptom. Is there something I can take to counter this stomach reaction?
Is there any muscle relaxer medication overthe counter? Don't have insurance. Ibuprofen, advil, Aleve (naproxen) doesn't work.
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)
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