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Over The Counter Medicine For Vertigo
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 due 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
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
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
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
Could I be having trouble with my hypothalamus? I have "terrible" burst of sweating and occasional dizziness. Is there any over-the-counter remedies?
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: 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
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
No: See your doctor or an std clinic. ...Read more
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
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
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
Psyllium husk: You can buy it at health food stores. In addition, stay hydreated. ...Read more
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
You should be taking vitamins.
A good bottle of wine will help.
If more assistance is needed, seeing a reproductive endocrinologist is your best bet. ...Read more
Can I take any over-the-counter medicine for pain while I'm taking ciprofloxacin? Thanks in advance.
What can I do at home to cure a boil I have it on my thye? Or what over-the-counter medicine can I get
Heat: I typically tell my patients to put a cup of uncooked rice into a sock. Tie off the end of the sock & place in the microwave on high for 1 minute. Rice is a terrific insulator of heat. Apply the sock to the boil for 5 seconds and pull away once it gets too hot. Repeat the process for a total of 20 minutes. Perform 3-4x/day until it resolves. If it continues to worsen, go to the er. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for 4 days. I have tried over-the-counter medicine with no results, what else should I do?
Are you still eating any kind of food. Sometimes di=airy products and rich in fats food can cause more diarrhea. Also is? The diarrhea fowl smelly, bloody, a lot of fat
0r just plain watery, check your hydration status, fluid intake. Is you are doing everything right contact your physician. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for five days now and been taking over-the-counter medicine but it's not helping. When should I contact my dr?
Diarrhea: Ok first avoid the anti diarrhea medications such as immodium. They can make the diarrhea last longer. Use a brat diet (banana, rice, apple sauce tea, toast). Avoid dairy products as some infections cause short term lactose intolerance. Reasons to contact an md are blood in stool or dizziness that can suggest dehydration. ...Read more
OTC creams, etc...: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (cetaphil, cerave, eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema & to prevent return of the rash. One can avoid creams with lanolin, aloe, or fragrances if sensitive to the ingredients. Avoid soaps. ...Read more
Would expect: That to be the case. There may be some exceptions ...Read more
Individual and collective stress is endemic. Some stress is appropriate ("a lion is chasing me"...!) but most, however, is inappropriate and caused by an overactive and automatic "firing" of these "sympathetic" defense mechanisms.
We have to "unlearn" them in a natural and automatic way so they don't exhaust us and shorten our lives. Meditation techniques are superior to any rx. Check out t.M. ...Read more
Depends: This depends in what type of symptoms you ae trying to treat. Over the counter medications should not be your only treatment for crohn's disease. ...Read more
No: There is nothing otc to help mitigate alcohol withdrawal. There are some charcoal preparations otc but they only help to reduce the absorption of alcohol. Alcoholics anonymous is a good resource. Seek professional help from your pcp or psychiatrist who would prescribe prescription drugs to you if they are indicated. Good luck! ...Read more
No: Diverticulosis is a process through which the colon makes "pockets" over time. It is a common condition and generally does not cause discomfort or fever. However, when one of these pockets becomes obstructed through stool or food by-products, the condition is called diverticulitis. This is a more serious condition for which antibiotics, either orally or intravenously administered, are required. ...Read more
Well....: It is difficult to say without knowing specifically what you're taking. One option would appear to be not take it any longer; another would be to check with your pharmacist or primary care physician. ...Read more
No: There is not any medication, vitamin, special supplement, or special food that will increase a normal woman's breastmilk production. However, there may be stuff out there that sellers are advertising, claiming to increase breast milk. ...Read more
Health Tap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific products or brands. ...Read more
Smelly Urine: Frankly, would not take any medications for it without first knowing the cause. Take care. ...Read more
I'm very short and I'm almost 200 pounds, what over-the-counter medicine can help me lose weight?
There are no otc medicines that really are effective, the best way to lose weight is to eliminate the 2 or 3 most important reasons for the weight gain. Here they are:
1. Drinks with sugar--juice, soda
2. Fast foods-burgers, fries
4. Skipping meals
5. Bad snacks- chips, cookies, cake, candy
if you remove just 2 of these, you can lose
4 lb/per week, just give it a try, 1 day at a tim. ...Read more
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