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Is there any OVER THE COUNTER medications I could take for H.PYLORI?

Is there any OVER THE COUNTER medications I could take for H.PYLORI?

No: It is a bacterial infection and requires antibiotics which require a prescription from a doctor. So see your doctor. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is there medicine to help with ADHD and if there is, is it prescription or over the counter?

Is there medicine to help with ADHD and if there is, is it prescription or over the counter?

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

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Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

Is there any medication over the counter that I can buy to treat MRSA?

No: MRSA is a type of Staph infection that is resistant to penicillin-type antibiotics. MRSA infections can occur in many parts of the body, but blood infection, or internal infection with MRSA is life-threatening and needs IV antibiotics. More commonly, MRSA causes either skin infections or boils underneath skin. Prescription oral antibiotics are required: clindamycin, tetracycline, or "Bactrim". ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Melatonin: at least 10mg at night, BUT has to be "good" melatonin. Whenever you buy cheap "vitamins" over the counter, you never really know what you're getting. This has worked for some, but not all. ...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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Hi there! Are there any effective over the counter drugs for depression and anxiety?

Hi there! Are there any effective over the counter drugs for depression and anxiety?

No: Sorry, but there are none. Talk w/ a Dr if possible for referral and please consider that talk therapy improves or can even avoid Rx treatment for many cases. Seek a good one for you to trust and to help decide if you need a drug. ...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

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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 there a iodine supplement that i can take over the counter?

Is there a iodine supplement that i can take over the counter?

Many: Available at most any nutrition store. Even: http://www.Amazon.Com/iodine-supplement-sea-kelp-tablets/dp/b0044z4jm2 believe it or not. :). ...Read more

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Is there something I can buy over the counter to improve penis sensitivity?

Is there something I can buy over the counter to improve penis sensitivity?

See below: A small percentage of man do complain of decreased penile sensitivity. Very little scientific data or evidence available for reference. Seen more commonly with aging, circumcised men, suboptimal health, and too frequent masturbation. Treatment: optimize health and lifestyle; reduce masturbation, and use a good-quality skin moisturizer or cream (e.g. Vit E, cocoa or shea butter, Man1 Man Oil) ...Read more

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Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Is there a drug sold over the counter that can help treat a Genitle infection ?

Yeast infection: If you have a fungal or yeast infection there are topical creams that can be used. If you have a sexually transmitted disease then you need to see a doctor and get prescription medications. ...Read more

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Is there anything over the counter I can buy to help cure prostatis?

Is there anything over the counter I can buy to help cure prostatis?

No.: Treatment of prostatitis requires antibiotics at the very least. While antibiotics may be over-the-counter in some countries, in the U.S. they are not. If you think you have prostatitis, you need to see a doctor to be sure and to get the appropriate treatment. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is there anywhere i can buy over-the-counter anxiety medication?

Is there anywhere i can buy over-the-counter anxiety medication?

I've heard of none: It sounds like you have concerns about cost. Perhaps you can find a sliding-scale clinic near you. Many places do have them. If the anxiety is severe, you'd want a professional to guide the treatment even if there was an otc. Many providers are sensitive to their community's needs - ask and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Pin-X: 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

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Are there any over the counter meds I can take for osteoarthritis?

Are there any over the counter meds I can take for osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthrits: Buffered aspirin, ibuprofen, alleve, consider p Over the counter Prilosec concurrently to protect your stomach ...Read more

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Hyospasmol, can I buy it over the counter or what else is available?

Hyospasmol, can I buy it over the counter or what else is available?

Hyoscine: Hyoscine butylbromide---used for gastrointestinal spasm It is best to be seen by a GI specialist doctor ---to make sure that you stomach problems are not more than irritable bowel ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Aloe and aspirin: As long as you can take aspirin, it is the best acute pain reliever for sunburn, along with a soothing gel like aloe vera. Sometimes your treatment may require oral and / or topical steroids. ...Read more

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Any good over-the-counter remedies for anxiety?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for anxiety?

More than Meds: Medication treats the symptom, not the cause. You can learn to control your anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation or exercise to name a few. People with severe anxiety do best with a combination of self-management, therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Is there over-the-counter medicine for anxiety?

Is there over-the-counter medicine for anxiety?

There are over the: counter products for anxiety but it's far better to see a mental health professional and learn some strategies to cope better. Don't rely on medication alone. www.anxietycoach.com is a good place to start. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter medicine for anxiety?

What is an over-the-counter medicine for anxiety?

There is no : Over the counter anti anxiety medication. You need to get a prescription from a physician or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with anxiety?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with anxiety?

Antihistamines: Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is a persistent problem it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Try stress management, relaxation, therapy. ...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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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 there anywhere i can buy over-the-counter anxiety medication?

I've heard of none: It sounds like you have concerns about cost. Perhaps you can find a sliding-scale clinic near you. Many places do have them. If the anxiety is severe, you'd want a professional to guide the treatment even if there was an otc. Many providers are sensitive to their community's needs - ask and maybe you'll be pleasantly surprised. ...Read more

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Also what are some effective over-the-counter medicines for anxiety?

Also what are some effective over-the-counter medicines for anxiety?

Not too much: Mostly things to help sleep like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and melatonin etc. Also some herbal treatments like valerian root may help as well. Check with your doctor if anxiety is a real problem for you since you might require treatment for this. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter meds can I take for anxiety/social anxiety?

Which over-the-counter meds can I take for anxiety/social anxiety?

Anxiety options: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter meds can I take for anxiety/social anxiety?

Which over-the-counter meds can I take for anxiety/social anxiety?

OTC for anxiety.: Passion Flower, Lemon Balm, Humulus lupulus (Hops) Valerian & Chamomile may help. Although Kava Kava may help it has potential to cause liver damage. ...Read more

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What can I take over-the-counter to calm my nerves or stop my anxiety?

Exercise: Camomille tea, kava kava, valerian root, st. John's wort. Camomille tea is the mildest. These are all herbs and herbs may be potent with potent side effects. A better way to calm anxiety is exercise. Go outside and take a long walk. Take deep breathes, breathing out slowly. Practice yoga, meditation, or mindfulness. ...Read more

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Are there any good over-the-counter treatments for anxiety?

Antihistamines: Mildly sedating antihistamines (e.g., Diphenhydramine = benadryl) sometimes help with mild anxiety. Herbal tea containing valerian root &/or chamomile can be calming. Unlike most prescription anxiety meds, these are not habit-forming. However, if anxiety is persistent it's better to address the causes instead of just treating the symptoms. Also, try stress management, relaxation, &/or therapy. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medicine or supplement for anxiety?

Anxiety: Some people have found st. Johns wort or valerian root helpful, but consult your doctor before starting it. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medicine or supplement to ease anxiety?

Yes: 1. Valerian root extract 2. Kava kava valerian root is used more in france. It contains a chemical similar to valium. One of the side effects is liver damage. Kava kava is used as tea among pacific islanders. Chronic users developed yellowish discoloration of the whole body. I don`t expect harm in short term use but long term use of the above can be harmful. Mixing with alcohol is harmful. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter pills for anxiety or do I need a prescription?

Possibly: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) [an antihistamine] is sometimes used to treat anxiety. That being said, it's much safer and more effective if you get a prescribed medication, and have your anxiety followed by a physician. In addition, counseling, exercise, meditation, meaningful activity and support from friends/loved ones can also help anxiety enormously. Hope this answer helps. ...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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Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?

Do you know if there are any of the popular widely used anti-anxiety meds available over the counter?

In the United States: Over the counter versions of prescribed medications for anxiety to not exist. Other things to due include: deep abdominal breathing progressive muscle relaxation positive mental imagery avoid caffeine avoid alcohol and substance use. ...Read more

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I have really bad anxiety and seems to be getting worse. I don't want to go on meds that will make me tired or not myself. Any over-the-counter remedie?

I have really bad anxiety and seems to be getting worse. I don't want to go on meds that will make me tired or not myself. Any over-the-counter remedie?

Several: Temporary (3 months) use of kava can be helpful, as long as you don't have liver dysfunction or alcohol abuse. You'd need your doctor to monitor liver enzymes if you use this. Valerian, lemon balm, hops, and passion flower extract are others. There are also non-pharmaceutical treatments like psychotherapy that can be extremely helpful -- so you don't even have to rely on food supplements. ...Read more