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Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

Aside from OTC meds, what non narcotic meds work well for sciatica pain reaching my feet?

NSAID's: For over the counter non narcotic pain medication one of the best to help control pain from sciatica is ibuprofen. It not only is a good analgesic but also provides anti inflammatory properties which can reduce primary source of pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I am taking OTC coated ibprofine up to 400-800 mg daily for sciatica. I am healty and fit but how likely will the med cause any problems if taken long?

I am taking OTC coated ibprofine up to 400-800 mg daily for sciatica. I am healty and fit but how likely will the med cause any problems if taken long?

Its safe : as long as you don't have any issues with your Kidneys, Stomach or have any bleeding issues. Although if you do or are not sure, I would first seek advice from your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC meds for chronic sinusitis?

Are there any OTC meds for chronic sinusitis?

Yes!: Several OTC medications can help with symptoms of chronic sinusitis, including: 1. Nasal saline irrigations to flush out mucus 2. Nasal saline spray to moisturize the nose 3. Nasal saline gel for moisturization 4. Nasal steroid sprays (currently Flonase and Nasacort) to reduce inflammation 5. "Cold meds" (antihistamines, mucus reducers, decongestants, and cough suppressants) depending on symptoms ...Read more

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How to treat a toothache at home with OTC meds?

How to treat a toothache at home with OTC meds?

No can do: Sorry, but most true tooth ache problems are too big to respond to otc meds, unless it is just for temporary pain relief, until you can see the dentist. Call your dentist today to determine the cause and true long term solution. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC meds to relieve anxiety?

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What are some good OTC meds to relieve anxiety?

Anxiety: Some herbal teas found in korean/chinese grocery stores. No anxiolytic medications can be found otc. ...Read more

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Is there any OTC meds to take to help conceive?

Is there any OTC meds to take to help conceive?

None proven: There are no OTC meds or supplements available in the US that have any proven effect on female or male fertility. There are prescription meds that may help in some cases. Buyer beware: there are many products available online with pretty websites and glowing claims, none of them have any proof behind them and are really big money wastes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sciatica (Definition)

Sciatica is a symptom describing pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It results from injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve, which starts in the lower spine and runs down the ...Read more


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