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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Anxiety Medication

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Natural over the counter medication for anti anxiety/ depression ? For severe anxiety

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Over the counter medication for tonsilitis?

Chloraseptic: If Severe seek medical attention for treatment. If mild without fever and chills or trouble swallowing consider Chloraseptic Spray! ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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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Over the counter pill for gout?

Over the counter pill for gout?

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 more

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Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter pain medication options? What over-the-counter medication can someone take to alleviate pain?

Over the counter: Anti-inflammatories (ie Motrin / alleve) can be helpful but used in warning with high cardiovascular risk and GI ulcer. Acetominophen ( tylenol) is also beneficial but used in warning with active liver issues. ...Read more

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Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Over the counter cold relief medications without acetaminophen or pseudoephedrine?

Read labels: There are literally thousands of OTC medications for cold relief. If you need decongestion, try something like Afrin nasal spray but do not use it for more than 5 days else you may end up worse off afterwards. ...Read more

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Over the counter medicine for piles?

Over the counter medicine for piles?

O K to use: Any over the counter creams are o k to use to get relief from hemorrhoids , along with high fiber diet, fluids , and local cate, . ...Read more

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What anti nausea medication is safe to take with fluoxetine? Either on prescription or over the counter

What anti nausea medication is safe to take with fluoxetine? Either on prescription or over the counter

OK to take: In general , over the counter antinausea meds Such as meclizine can be taken with prozac (fluoxetine) ...Read more

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Are antidepressants over the counter?

Are antidepressants over the counter?

No: Safe and effective preparations used to treat depression are all available only on a prescription basis. Over the counter treatments do not have the body of research to back up their efficacy. If your mood has deteriorated enough to need treatment, you owe it to yourself to be evaluated by a physician and treated if needed with a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Over the counter help for dehydration?

Over the counter help for dehydration?

Dehydration help: Any fluid you can ingest will help resolve your dehydration. How much fluid you will need depends on severity of your dehydration. You should also seek to find ways to prevent your being dehydrated in the future. ...Read more

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Over the counter drugs that cause miscarriage?

Over the counter drugs that cause miscarriage?

None: In the United States. It's a very bad idea. Pregnancy termination, or abortion, is legal in all 50 United States but you need a doctor's help; it is extremely dangerous to try it yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Can I buy antivert (meclizine) over the counter?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Can I buy antivert (meclizine) over the counter?

No, but yes . . .: Typically, over-the-counter medications (not to be confused w/dietary supplements) are half-dose versions of their branded prescription-only counterparts. However, Meclizine appears to be an exception as it is available by prescription only as Antivert (meclizine) and available over-the-counter as dramamine, both at the same doses. So can you buy Antivert (meclizine) otc? No. But you can buy dose-equivalent dramamine. ...Read more

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What's the strongest pain medication that's over the. Counter ?

No answer: In my experience there isnot a great deal of difference in pain relief. The nsaids do tend to be more of a stomach irritant. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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