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Doctor insights on: Various Over The Counter Laxatives

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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 creams for extreme acne?

Over the counter creams for extreme acne?

Need prescription: Over the counter products are either benzoyl peroxide such as proactive or salicylic acid found in maxclaroty. These will not be very effective in severe acne. This will require a cpmbnoation of creams such as a retinoid, and possibly oral medications. This requires vist to dermatologist. ...Read more

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Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Are skin whitening creams available over the counter?

Yes, but not good: You can get otc bleach cream but it is limited to only 1-2% hydroquinone (bleaching agent). For effective skin lightening one needs greater than 6%. This must be through a doctor that treats hyper-pigmentation because there are very special rules and precautions that must be followed. ...Read more

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Are pancreatin capsules over the counter?

Are pancreatin capsules over the counter?

See below: I think presciption only, contains digestive enzymes and used in patients with pancreatic insufficiency. ...Read more

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What are over the counter medicines for anal fissure?

What are over the counter medicines for anal fissure?

No good ones: The best course of action is to get an examination done by a general or colorectal surgeon. That doctor will be able to prescribe a course of action that may or may not involve medications. ...Read more

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Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Over the counter anaesthetics availble in us?

Not really: Only over the counter local anesthetics. The rest of the bunch should only be prescribed and administered by an anesthesiologist. ...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 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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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...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

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What kinds of medicine are antibacterial and over the counter?

What kinds of medicine are antibacterial and over the counter?

Creams and ointments: Antibiotics that you take by mouth are not available over the counter. However, creams and ointments for cuts and scrapes (like neosporin) have a small amount of antibiotic in them but are only for use on these small injuries and will not treat larger infections. See your doctor if you think you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can i buy permethrin over the counter?

Yes: Yes. For example, rid is available in the U.S. Without a prescription. ...Read more

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Is lorien available over the counter?

Fluoxetine: Not in the U.S. Or in europe. I am not sure about south africa, but would think most likely not. ...Read more

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What are some appetite suppressants? Are they available over the counter?

What are some appetite suppressants? Are they available over the counter?

See below: there are lots of over-the-counter weight loss remedies. Most of them are not very good. The best way to lose weight is first contact your physician and have an examination and describe to him or her, your concerns with weight gain. Finding why you have gained weight is just as important as how you lose it. For some insight. You can go to www.weigh station.net and read our newsletters. ...Read more

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Can i buy nifedipinne pills over the counter C?

Can i buy  nifedipinne pills  over the counter


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No: Nifedipine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. There are many different medications and combinations of medications that can be used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). A prescription is needed, and the doctor will follow along in order to get one on the best dosage of the proper medication(s). Lifestyle treatments (diet, exercise) are also important. ...Read more

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Can i buy retin-a over the counter?

Can i buy retin-a over the counter?

No: The retinoids such as retin-a, differin, and tazorac (tazarotene) are by prescription only. They are commonly used to treat acne. ...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