Over the Counter Medication

Pain Medication – These types of medications are used to relieve or lower pain. Even though you can buy them straight from the pharmacy, they still have their risks and benefits. To avoid from side effects, one must let the carrier know about the health details they have. Warnings must be read from the package, and the amount intake must be done according to the information on the container. Tylenol is one of the best-known pain medications. It relieves common aches and pains as fever or headaches.

Cold and Allergy Medication – Cold medication can be bought without prescription. They help to relieve symptoms of cold. Usage of the cold medicines can cause side effects, so it must be done with care and proper dosage. Allergy Medication – Allergy is not completely curable.  But some medications are available without prescription to control sneezing or stop nose from running. Over-the-counter: Cetirizine (Zyrtec), fexofenadine (Allegra), levocetirizine (Xyzal), and loratadine (Claritin, Alavert) are taken by mouth. Brompheniramine (Dimetapp allergy, Nasahist B), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), clemastine (Tavist), and diphenhydramine (Benadryl) can make you drowsy.  Ketotifen (Zaditor) and naphazoline and pheniramine combination ophthalmic (OcuHist) are eye drops.

Vitamins and Supplements – There are thirteen essential vitamins, and they are all required for the body to function in a healthy way. Each of them does an important “job” for the body. Like Vitamin A is good for teeth, bones, or skin. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. While Vitamin E helps the body form red blood cells. Supplements include natural health products, vitamins, minerals, herbals and many other products. They come in different forms like traditional tablets, powders and capsules, also energy bars and drinks.

Oral Health Products – These products help you to keep your mouth healthy and clean. The use of toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, and mouthwash can help to avoid from gum diseases or dental cavities.

Feminine Hygiene Products – An important part of good gynecological health is daily feminine hygiene and care. These products can be both reusable and disposable. Feminine Hygiene Products include sanitary pads and panty liners, washable cloth pads, tampons, menstrual cups, reusable period panties, etc.

First Aid Items – Every single person should be aware of using the items in the First Aid Kit. The First Aid Kits include bandages and dressings(assorted by size Band-Aid, Elastic bandages to wrap knee, ankle, wrist, elbow), medicine for cuts and injuries(antiseptic solution or wipes, sterile eyewash, hydrocortisone cream for itching, calamine lotion for stings, and antibiotic ointment ), and home health equipment (sterile cotton balls, disposable ice bags, face masks, gloves, sanitizers, tweezers).

Infant Care – Even though over the counter medications for infants can be bought without prescription, it is important to consult with your child’s healthcare provider. Concentration of ingredients is important for the children of different age. There are different strengths of the same brand medicines, like infants, children and adult formulas. For instance, higher dose of the infant CAN NOT be given to a toddler.

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