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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?

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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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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.?

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

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What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

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

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Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

Could i be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?

Not likely.: Generally speaking the hypothalamus is not responsible for many symptoms. Dizziness and sweats would be much more likely to have another origin. There is no over the counter remedy to be recommended until we have a better picture of what might be wrong. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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)

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)

Yes: If you have Insulin resistance or even diabetes metformin is fine to take. Some people have lost weight on metformin, perhaps due to GI side effects. I haven't heard that it can interfere with diet pills but those can be dangerous on their own. ...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

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A good over-the-counter medication for allergies.

A good over-the-counter medication for allergies.

Antihistamine: Usually you will need an antihistamine with a decongestant but many people need a rx nasal spray to control the nasal symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for gout?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for gout?

Aleve (naproxen)...: I've used prescription narosyn/naproxen for gout attack for years. Aleve is a lower dose form which can sometimes give you a head start on treatment. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter medication for hives?

What are some over-the-counter medication for hives?

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

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Where can I buy over-the-counter medication for boils?

Where can I buy over-the-counter medication for boils?

Not right approach: If you have abscesses — you should have this assessed. They may require incision and drainage. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medication for boils?

What's the best over-the-counter medication for boils?

Meds don't work: In general, you can't treat boils (abscesses) with medication. They have to be opened and drained. ...Read more

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Are there any over-the-counter medication to treat hemroids?

Are there any over-the-counter medication to treat hemroids?

There are but: If they actually work, you probably do not have a serious hemorrhoid problem. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

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

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Is it safe for a two-year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

Is it safe for a two-year old to take any over-the-counter medication?

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

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Which over-the-counter medication helps alleviate the pain of sciatica?

Which over-the-counter medication helps alleviate the pain of sciatica?

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

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Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

Are there effective over-the-counter medication to reduce hemorrhoid pain?

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

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What over the counter medication can you prescribe to perform a 3-week abortion!

What over the counter medication can you prescribe to perform a 3-week abortion!

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

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm?

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

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Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

Is there an over the counter medication I can use to help clear up the shingles's?

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

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Is there any over the counter medication that can shorten the days I bleed on my cycle?

Is there any over the counter medication that can shorten the days I bleed on my cycle?

No: however, if you go talk to your doctor you should be able to get placed on continuous birth control pills, one without the placebo "bleed" week. There is no medical necessity to having a monthly period, and it will not harm you to skip them. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take with lortab to increase its effectiveness?

Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take with lortab to increase its effectiveness?

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

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What is a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used for ezcema, besides a cream or ointment. A pill form maybe?

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

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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?

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?

Nothing reliable: The Best way to avoid scar is to bring the skin together either with a tape or stiches. Also, keep it clean, avoid infection by covering the skin... May need local antibiotic applications if there is any yellowish discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more