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What Over The Counter Medicines Are Safe
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)
I have common colds, cough and TMJ dysfunction. there are different over-the-counter and prescription drugs that i should take, is it safe?
Drug safety: I agree with Dr Sandler. Do not self medicate. Use medications that are recommended or prescribed by your physician or dentist. TMJ dysfunction is usually caused by either chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching, or a bad bite. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Medication will not cure TMJ dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use a different over-the-counter yeast infection medicine right after the first one I completed but didn't really clear all my symptoms?
I've got a headache, sore throat, runny nose&cough and breastfeeding is there any over-the-counter medicine that is safe to take & which aren't.?
Breast feeding cold: For the headache, tylenol (acetaminophen) is perfectly safe to take. For the runny nose you can safely use either brompheniramine (an antihistamine) or an over-the-counter nasal spray like afrin or neosynephrine. The only caution with the nose sprays is not to use them for more than 3 days. ...Read more
Varies by insurance.: It all depends on your insurance company. Some insurance plans cover over-the-counter medications. For example, in california, medicaid covers things like generic tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin without any co-pay. Private insurance plans may be different. Usually the best way to find out this information is through the insurer's website. Sometimes finding the info is hard, however, even for doctors! ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the medication. If it has no controls anyone with money can purchase the medication unless there are other particular state regulations. ...Read more
Prevent/Control LPR: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid,nexium). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more
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