Four types of OTC products are in common use—corticosteroids, nasal decongestants, saline, and cromolyn sodium.
Patients frequently are reluctant to seek professional treatment for this painful condition.
Several nonprescription products can be recommended for treatment of tinea corporis (ringworm).
Instead of self-treating sinusitis, patients should visit a physician for a differential diagnosis.
Most types of headaches can be treated with nonprescription analgesics.
Pharmacists can recommend dental intervention and appropriate products to patients.
Patients with this movement disorder feel an urgent need to move their legs to stop unpleasant sensations.
Factors to consider include patient age, current medications, and laxative misuse or abuse.
If a child accidentally ingests a toxic substance, call poison control immediately.
Self-monitoring of blood glucose is an important part of modern therapy for diabetes mellitus.
Folic acid is key to the prevention of neural tube defects.
Approval of this transdermal system means that, for the first time, an OTC product may be purchased for OAB.
Due to environmental concerns, inhalers with CFC propellants are no longer available.
These two closely related dermatologic conditions can be successfully self-treated.
Acetaminophen and ibuprofen are available in several pediatric dosage forms to reduce fever.
Some patients may prefer a test that affords anonymity and/or provides fast results.
Knowing when to self-treat and when to refer pain complaints is important.
Patients should consult their physician before taking aspirin to prevent stroke and heart attack.
Pharmacists should watch out for troubling symptoms such as dizziness or hearing loss in patients.
Pharmacists must ensure that patients understand labeling contraindications against use.
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