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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 ones 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

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I have had an 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 an 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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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

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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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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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Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Help! need to know if there are good OTC medicines that i can take to stop this vertigo?

Yes: Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) over the counter is Meclizine 25 mgm. It will cause drowsiness. The problem is you do not know why you have the vertigo, nor do you know if it is the result of inflammation in the inner ear or the brain. Although the dramamine (dimenhydrinate) will give you some relief of the vertigo, i urge you to get a diagnosis before treatment. ...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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Is there any over-the-counter medicine for gout?

Is there any over-the-counter medicine for gout?

He's right!: Gout is a side effect of too much uric acid in the blood, but it can cause renal stones, urate nephropathy, and is strongly associated with metabolic syndrome and heart disease, as an independent risk factor. Treating each episode of gout with nsaids is insane, unless you treat the cause. It will simply recur, ultimately causing permanent arthritis in joints, and hurt other organs too! ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter medicine work for allergies?

Can over-the-counter medicine work for allergies?

Yes: There are a lot of different OTC antihistamines that help relieve allergy symptoms. In addition, there are a few intranasal steroid sprays that recently went OTC including Nasacort (triamcinolone) and Fluticasone nasal sprays. Saline rinses are also available. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Cold - not actual : Sinus infection. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

It depends: You have to be cautious with any medication. Some antihistamines may cause you to be drowsy and impair you specially when driving, others do not have this effect. Read labels carefully and determine what is best for your lifestyle. Avoidance of triggering factors is useful if you know what you are allergic to. A visit to the allergist may be in order! ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine good for a cold and fever?

What over-the-counter medicine good for a cold and fever?

I like Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Alternate with Motrin for fever. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cold symptoms. And stay well hydrated. If symptoms worsen. See your doctor ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Melatonin: at least 10mg at night, BUT has to be "good" melatonin. Whenever you buy cheap "vitamins" over the counter, you never really know what you're getting. This has worked for some, but not all. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter medicine for diarreah for a 8yr old?

What's a good over-the-counter medicine for diarreah for a 8yr old?

Usually just diet: Here is my web page on how to treat the diarrhea. Usually we don't use medicine to control it unless it is not improving using diet. http://ramseypediatric.com/pediatrics-blog/vomiting-and-diarrhea/. ...Read more

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What is an over-the-counter medicine for herpes in the vaginal area?

What is an over-the-counter medicine for herpes in the vaginal area?

Hsv2: There is no acceptible herpes cream for vaginal herpes one needs to see her gyn and may need prescription drugs. If you are pregnant and have vaginal herpes the child sometimes needs to be born by c section. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medicine works best for premature ejaculation?

Which over-the-counter medicine works best for premature ejaculation?

Premature Ejaculatio: Anything that can enhance serotonin such as maybe l tryphtophan or calm your anxiety or enhance blood flow to your privates may help also squeeze technique and other forms of treatment are available the above reccommendations are not fda approved. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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