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An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

Probably ibuprofen: I since the liver is usually involved with mononucleosis, i would avoid acetaminophen. Assuming no other problems (such as ulcer or kidney problems) i would go with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

What is the strongest OTC pain medicine to take?

None: There is no good answer. The choice of medication is dependent upon cause, type, severity of pain. I personally do not feel it is a good idea to take otc pain meds except for minor problems such as menstrual cramps and common mild headaches. If you are requiring frequent otc pain meds, find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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What is the best pain med for fybromyalga?

What is the best pain med for fybromyalga?

One that helps you: Best is the one that helps you most. Each one responds different. I use a lot of combinations, mostly Nucynta (tapentadol) and Cymbalta combination. I try to avoid narcotics, which are habit forming. Your doctor will guide you thru the choices. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

What is the best OTC relief for pain and best OTC muscle relaxant?

OTC NSAIDs & Tylenol (acetaminophen): Unfortunately, there are no muscle relaxants that are for over-the-counter use. If needed use OTC NSAIDs or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and inflammation management. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for gas relief?

What is the best medication for gas relief?

MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter. ...Read more

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What is the best non prescription pain med for knee pain ?

What is the best non prescription pain med for knee pain  ?

Ibuprofen or naproxe: Ibuprofen or Naproxen are over the counter anti-inflammatories that will help with knee pain. Be careful to take with food to avoid stomach upset. Ibuprofen is available over the counter in 200mg tabs (rx is 400, 600 and 800 mg) and lasts 6 hrs. Naproxen is available as 220mg over the counter (rx is 250, 375, 500 and 550) and lasts 8 hours. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC for migraines?

What is the best OTC for migraines?

NSAIDs: The nsaids are effective even for migraine of moderate to severe intensity, they are more useful when taken early in the migraine attack. Another advantages: less expensive, for acute migraine , the nsaids possess low potential for producing medication overuse headache and the development of daily or near-daily chronic headache. There is no best otc nsaid, but aleeve and advil (ibuprofen) are very common. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

What is the best over-the-counter anti- inflammatory painkiller for gout?

Motrin or Aleve (naproxen): It is recommended to not use ASPIRIN, because it can raise the levels of uric acid in the blood. Ask your health care provider if a NSAID would be appropriate treatment for your condition. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with warm salt water with a dissolved Aspirin in it. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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Which is the best non-steroid OTC medicine for muscular pain relief?

Which is the best non-steroid OTC medicine for muscular pain relief?

The one that works: Other than tylenol, (acetaminophen) otc pain meds are all in the NSAID class. Although they have similar mechanisms of action, their efficacy is variable from person to person, so you just need to see which one works best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

What is the best OTC medication for eczema?

Eczema control: Eliminating irritants, fragrances, dyes, using a mild cleanser w/o washcloth or sponge, not using hot water in shower, moisturizing with fragrance-free cream/ointment for sensitive skin all help with improving eczema. Hydrocortisone ointments may help but care must be taken in where they are used and for how long as they can damage skin. Around eyes, they can increase pressure and lead to glaucoma. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

What is the best OTC pain medicine for a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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