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Examining Nonprescription Options for Heartburn 12/17/2014

Various antacids and acid reducers are available to treat this common GI ailment.


Preventing Abuse and Addiction With Nonprescription Products 11/17/2014

Drug abuse is not limited to illegal or prescription drugs. Some OTC products, such as cough and cold medications, can be abused as well.


Philanthropic Pharmacy: Helping Patients in Need 10/16/2014

The experience of providing services in a free health clinic can be especially rewarding for pharmacists.


Self-Care of Rhinitis During Pregnancy 9/17/2014

Some women may develop nasal congestion due to their pregnancy.


Urinary Tract and Kidney Warnings on Nonprescription Products 8/20/2014

Pharmacists can help patients decipher a product's label warnings to determine appropriateness for use with prostate or kidney issues.

Proper Use of Nonprescription Nasal Sprays 7/17/2014

Four types of OTC products are in common use—corticosteroids, nasal decongestants, saline, and cromolyn sodium.

Counseling Patients With Ingrown Toenail 6/19/2014

Patients frequently are reluctant to seek professional treatment for this painful condition.

Pediatric Fungal Infections 5/16/2014

Several nonprescription products can be recommended for treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm).


Advising Patients About Sinus Infections 4/18/2014

Instead of self-treating sinusitis, patients should visit a physician for a differential diagnosis.


Safe Self-Treatment of Headaches 3/19/2014

Most types of headaches can be treated with nonprescription analgesics.


The Link Between Periodontitis and Cardiovascular Disease 2/19/2014

Pharmacists can recommend dental intervention and appropriate products to patients.


Understanding and Relieving Restless Legs Syndrome 1/22/2014

Patients with this movement disorder feel an urgent need to move their legs to stop unpleasant sensations.


Counseling Patients About Constipation 12/18/2013

Factors to consider include patient age, current medications, and laxative misuse or abuse.


Dealing With Poisoning Emergencies 11/15/2013

If a child accidentally ingests a toxic substance, call poison control immediately.

Blood Glucose Meters 10/18/2013

Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an important part of modern therapy for diabetes mellitus.


Prenatal Supplements 9/18/2013

Folic acid is key to the prevention of neural tube defects.

A New Nonprescription Product for Overactive Bladder in Women 8/20/2013

Approval of this transdermal system means that, for the first time, an OTC product may be purchased for OAB.

Recent OTC Developments in Asthma 7/17/2013

Due to environmental concerns, inhalers with CFC propellants are no longer available.

Is It Dandruff or Seborrheic Dermatitis? 6/21/2013

These two closely related dermatologic conditions can be successfully self-treated.

Fever in Children: What to Tell Parents 5/21/2013

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are available in several pediatric dosage forms to reduce fever.


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