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Can i take over-the-counter fish oil instead if lovaza? It's very expensive.. Does cost justify benefits vs otc?

Can i take over-the-counter fish oil instead if lovaza? It's very expensive.. Does cost justify benefits vs otc?

You can, but....: Otc does not carry the same guarantee of purity and may not work as well. Some sources otc are very good while others aren't. The less expensive it is, the less likelihood of purity and effectiveness. ...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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What is the best over-the-counter antiemetic?

What is the best over-the-counter antiemetic?

Several good ones: But best depends on cause of emesis: viral/bacterial gastroenteritis/food poisoning: emetrol, pepto-bismol, kaopectate; dizziness/seasickness: dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) bonine. Precautions: emetrol used with caution in diabetics; pepto causes black tongue/mouth/stools; dramamine/bonine can cause drowsiness & may exacerbate glaucoma. If in doubt, ask your fp/pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter wrinkle medicine?

What is the best over-the-counter wrinkle medicine?

Here's a list: 1. Sunscreen for prevention 2. Retinol for treatment. 3. Everything else is by prescription, like retin-a, or botox. ...Read more

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

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

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

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What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

Crisco shortening: Use it over dry skin patches and cover it with wet then dry gauze overnight, you can also use vaseline, they beat most fancy shmancy creams.. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm has Guaifenesin that breaks up mucous and dextromethorphan that helps stop the cough. Drink plenty of fluids and change your toothbrush. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medicine to take for stress?

What is the best over-the-counter medicine to take for stress?

Non-Medical!: 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

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What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

What is the best over-the-counter product for treating eczema?

Depends: This is difficult to answer because it depends on the location on the body. In addition, there are certain moisturizers that we can rec. But when the skin is really bad a topical steroid, usually prescription, is given. ...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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