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Is Prescription Medicine For Pinworms Better Than Over The Counter Medicine
To the best of my knowledge.
USA for sure: I can only answer for the us. Pyrantel pamate has been available otc for decades under a variety of brand names. As one of the most regulated medication venues in the world, I would assume lesser regulated countries have similar products available, but I have never investigated its status elsewhere. ...Read more
Hi, what would u recommend to treat pinworm in adults? Now that vermox is no longer available, what is the most effective drug of choice? Either Over the counter or rx?
Annoying but harmless condition - this is usually what I recommend to my patients. Have to ask the pharmacist at your store about it.
http://www. Drugs. Com/mtm/pin-x.html ...Read more
Hi, I have a dark purple lump on anus. It has been there before and I took over-the-counter pinworm medicine. It's soft to touch and itches at night.
See a doctor: Marmoset - there are a few different things this can be and they are all treated differenly. See a doctor so that they can take a look and advise you properly. ...Read more
Yes: There are several under store brand or name brands. Pyrantel pamoate is the main ingredient in a common one. ...Read more
OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more
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
None: Call your doctor to get prescription meds for all family members. ...Read more
How long after albenza (albendazole) can I start taking over-the-counter pin x for reassurance I've gotten rid of pinworms?
Albenza (albendazole): Anytime you wish to.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there an over counter medicine that I can take that will be strong enough to kill my pinworms? I passed an earthworm thing in stool, since I have
Yes: Pyrantel pomate is sold otc under various names like pin-rid, antiminth (pyrantel) and pin-x. When used as directed it has activity against several worm like paracites. The earthworm like thing was not a pin worm but likely ascaris. This product may help. A visit with your doc and some stool studies may be needed to sort out what problems you have. ...Read more
After taking the prescription for pinworms for 9 days is it safe to sleep in the same bed with my wife and have sex without risking infecting her?
Do you need a prescription to get Ivermectin or mebendazole, or any other antibiotics that kill pinworms? Australia.
Similiarities: Both have indications, contraindications, proper dosages and potential side effects. ...Read more
Several: The medications for adhd are obtained by prescription only. There are both stimulants and non-stimulant options. Only a doctor (md) can prescribe them. Over the counter options do not exist for this disorder. ...Read more
No prescription need: Otc drugs - the ones when no prescription needed to buy them at the pharmacy. It is usually vitamins, anti-inflammatory, cold medication, anti-allergic, herbal, etc. They won't cause significant side effects, but may cause an interaction with the prescribed drugs. ...Read more
Is drixoral a prescription drug, or is it sold over the counter? Is there a non-prescription drug which will have the same results as drixoral?
It is OTC:
It is a combination of two medicines. Pseudoephedrine (decongestant) and dexbropheniramine (antihistamine), common ingredients in many of the otc cold/allergies medications. If you read the labels, you will find that many otc have similar combo decong/antihis for cold/allergies...So, try some to see if it will help.
If not, consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more
See below: From my knowledge it is a prescription. ...Read more
Depends on person: There is no best drug in general. People tend to like and benefit from various things. If your neck pain is very bothersome perhaps you should see a pain management doctor for help. Other things that work include physical therapy. If you have tried all these things then you may want to see a spine surgeon for options. All the best! ...Read more
No: The morning after pill which is otc may delay a little but will not stop it. ...Read more
Anxiety- what is the recommended prescription medicine for an 8 year old with anxiety attacks? Any over-the-counter remedies? Thanks
Check with your Peds: The best way is to consult your pediatrician, who knows your child. He might refer your child to psychiatrist for the better result. The prescribed medication should be given when all past medical history, current history of disease reviewed and physical examination have been performed. Relaxation yoga tea and valerian root are otc alternative remedies for the anxiety. ...Read more
I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. There are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that I should take, is it safe?
I agree with Dr Sandler. Do not self medicate. Use medications that are recommended or prescribed by your physician or dentist.
TMJ dysfunction is usually caused by either chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching, or a bad bite. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Medication will not cure TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more
Will chronic laryngitis go away if I take an over-the-counter acid reflux medicine? Acid reflux in the past has caused me to have chronic laryngitis. Will over-the-counter reflux pills be strong enough or do I still have to take a prescription medication?
Usually: Usually you need a strong anti acid medication from the proton pump inhibitor (ppi) family. Prilosec/omeprazole is one of these and can be bought over the counter. You normally need prolonged therapy that should be monitored by a doctor. Ppis can cause weaker bones and there is a risk of worse reflux if you come off of it cold turkey. ...Read more
Medications: That you can buy at a store or online without seeing a doctor are considered "OTC"/over the counter. If a doctor prescribes a medication that is considered a prescription medication. ...Read more
Non-prescription drugs for incontinence? Are there any? My problem isn’t too bad, so i’d rather not go to the doctor or pay for prescription drugs. I’m just looking for an over-the-counter drug or herb that can help.
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