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Over The Counter Medication For Vertigo
Is there any over-the-counter medications that I can take for dizziness and feeling faint. I've been feeling like this for months. I need relief?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor. Without knowing exactly what is wrong with you it is impossible to know whether an over-the-counter medication would be helpful. Your symptoms are of some concern and I would suggest seeing a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have had a vertigo and nausea for two and a half days. Do I need antibiotics. I have used over the counter drops for one and half days.?
ER/UC Clinic: I suggest immediate ER or UC evaluation. Your vertigo and nausea needs examination and blood testing: please do not ignore these symptoms- go now! ...Read more
Need more info.: One cannot decide on a treatment without determining the underlying cause of the symptoms. For example, if one's blood pressure falls below 90 mm systolic upon standing, the symptoms might be dur to dehydration, in which case one can prevent the symptoms by drinking more fluids. Other causes might require a more thorough physical exam. ...Read more
Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?
I woke up today so dizzy everytime I move my head or stand up, also felt some bad nausea. I am in the ER now, but is there any anti-dizziness medicine I can get over-the-counter to prevent it?
Complex Issue: I would like to know why you are getting dizzy before treating it. Many things can cause dizziness such as ear infections, baro-reflex dysautonomia, regular or vestibular migraines, disorders of your inner ear, anemia, dehydration, and ms (very rare). Please follow-up with your regular doctor if it recurs. Some people tolerate Meclizine well but the cause of your dizziness needs to be found. ...Read more
Is it ok to continue taking metformin even if I don't have polycystic ovaries anymore? Is it true it counters the effect of OTC pills (weight gain)
I was taking antivert (meclizine) for dizziness, but sine it is expensive my drug plan does not cover it, my pharmacist says to take bonine an otc. Is this ok?
They are the same: Bonine and Antivert are both meclizine. Check with the pharmacist to make sure the dose is the same. ...Read more
Try Dramimine: Anti-histamines are often helpful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Antihistamines: Both non-sedating (Zyrtec, Allegra, (fexofenadine) Claritin) and sedating (Benadryl) over the counter antihistamines are useful for hives. Usually recommend daily treatment with non-sedating antihistamines for more chronic, persistent hives. For acute hives sedating antihistamines are fine. ...Read more
Meds don't work: In general, you can't treat boils (abscesses) with medication. They have to be opened and drained. ...Read more
There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more
Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more
Safety first: Depends on what medication we are talking about. Since we don't know the long term effects of most drugs it's best to be cautious. ...Read more
Meds, herbs and food: Anti-infammatory meds (nsaids) always taken with food to protect your stomach. Better yet get to reason for sciatica — trauma, posture, misalignment of body. Osteopathic physician who does manipulation or chiropractor may help. Physical therapy to strengthen you in better alignment. Anti-infl herbs include turmeric, ginger, rosemary & more. Find anti-infl diet online — try herbal zyflamend. ...Read more
Not really: Most over the counter medications only temporarily improve hemorrhoids. Ice and sitz baths (soaking in warm water), as well as avoiding constipation by increasing fiber and fluid intake, work just as well for less money. Also, try a moisturizing cleanser like balneol to decrease your irritation when wiping. Wipes and plain toilet paper can be really irritating. ...Read more
Not over-the-counter: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
Antabuse (disulfiram) OTC: Nope.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Calamine lotion: No medicine will clear up shingles. However, you can try to put some soothing cream on the area to keep it from being uncomfortable. ...Read more
Sure: Some otc analgesic can provide additive or even synergistic pain effecs when used with opioids. Lortab, in fact, already contains tylenol (acetaminophen). Nsaids such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen can also help with pain by targeting any inflammatory components. I wouodn't recommend any medications that change how lortab is metabolized or increase sedation. ...Read more
What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?
Pill for eczema: There is no pill for eczema. Antihistamines are sometimes used for itch or swelling. Cortisone creams are the first line of defense for this condition. ...Read more
I would like to know if there is any over-the-counter medication I could use to help skin heal faster, and help prevent scaring?
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