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.
Patients should use caution when taking this herbal supplement for depression.
Pharmacists can offer consumers valuable advice about how to avoid these common oral health problems.
Home pregnancy tests and fertility monitors are generally reliable and easy to use.
Lyme disease is well known to the public, but many other types of infections can be transmitted through tick bites.
Some OTC medications may cause an inflammatory response in patients with respiratory conditions and should be avoided.
OTC products promising symptom relief or antibacterial effects are not presently proven safe and effective.
Pharmacists can suggest self-treatment for earwax impaction and water-clogged ears.
Xerosis may result from a serious medical condition, but
usually commonplace factors, such as the climate and bathing habits, are
Applying skin protectants is the best way to prevent and treat this irritation in infants.
One reason why smoking can be so addictive is because nicotine stimulates dopamine transmission in the brain.
One-fourth of Americans experience occasional problems sleeping.
Many patients who initially seek relief through the use of nonprescription products will require referral to a physician.
Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are among the OTC products found effective.
The pharmacist should follow the FDA OTC review panel’s determination of which burns may be self-treated.
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