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Otc Medication Medication
Absolutely!: Many of the older otc meds were approved long before the current, more stringent, regulations. Even Aspirin has so many side effects and drug interactions that it would never be approved for otc use in this day and age. In particular, many herbal preparations contain plant proteins to which pollen-allergic people might react, and also contain potent medications that can interact with rx meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the counter: Otc- stands for over the counter and simply means that it is available without a prescription. Some otc medications are restricted to pharmacist only, meaning that you may only purchase from a pharmacist, in order to get proper counselling and supervision on proper use. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Investigate: Would likely need to know what the medication is before access issues can be explored. ...Read more
Not enough info.: Not with the information available.Get a more detailed answer ›
In general, can I give my child half of adult OTC medication recomendations? Or is that still too much?
Can you tell me how I could order an OTC medication I purchased in spain for delivery to my home in california?
Can't say: Would need to know what the medication was in order to explore the issue further. ...Read more
Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more
Evaluation first: Medication may or may not be what you need, so please get a psychiatric evaluation of yourself and your depression first. It's important to understand the issues contributing to your depression before dosing up with anything. Exercise and healthy whole-foods diet can do a lot; so can meaningful relationships. Otc, people try st. John's wort, sam-e, or rhodiola for mild to moderate symptoms. ...Read more
Possibly: Talk this over with your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a cold and feel nauseous and seems like I’ll pass out or begin to lose balance. This is before I took OTC medication. Should I be worried?
I am on a regiment of Certizine and Fluticasonw for year round allergies which seems not to work. What OTC medication would be the next thing to try?
I've had diarrhea for 6 weeks and OTC medication doesn't seem to help. Channged my diet but still the same. What else can I do? What is causing this?
See your doctor.: There are many possible causes of diarrhea, most of which are self-limited and resolve on their own in a week or two. Since yours has been going to longer, I think you should see your doctor to help sort out the problem. In the meantime, try increasing the amount of fiber in your diet and drinking plenty of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more
What OTC medication is most comparable to prescription hydraquinone? I understand nothing is as strong as an rx, but i cannot afford to have it filled
Fade cream: Porcelana is a "fade cream" that had been otc for years. Not sure what is in it or how it works. ...Read more
I've had a cold for about a week and have been taking OTC medication but it doesn't seem to be helping much. I also seem to get them often please help?
Not a cold: Symptoms of allergies can often be mistaken with cold and flu. Generally, a cold that does not go away can be related to other underlying causes. Seasonal allergies are often one of the causes. Your doctor will be able to help you distinguish your symptoms to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Don't waste money: There are a lot of otc acne treatments, and some even work (sometimes) on mild to moderate acne. But for severe acne, otc remedies are a waste of money. See a dermatologist and get proper treatment; in the long run it will be much cheaper and you will be much happier. ...Read more