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Treating Arthritis With Nonprescription Products and Devices 3/18/2015

OTC options for osteoarthritis include thermotherapy and external and internal analgesics.

New Statin Risks and the Battle for OTC Status 2/18/2015

Attempts to switch cholesterol-lowering medications to nonprescription status have proven unsuccessful.

Advice for Patients With Tremor 1/21/2015

Self-help techniques may provide some relief from symptoms such as shaking.

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.
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