OTC

September 15, 2017

Urinary Tract Infections and Self-Care Options

Urinary tract infections are the most commonly occurring infections, affecting approximately 150 million people worldwide each year.
July 19, 2017

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Considerations With Long-Term Use

Prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have proven to be effective and safe in managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); however, these products are sometimes overused and misused.
April 21, 2017

Sorting Out Supplements for the Common Cold

Of the many products with claimed efficacy for prevention and treatment, ginseng, vitamin C, and zinc may be beneficial.

February 16, 2017

OTC Supplements for the Management of High Cholesterol

Nonprescription options that may be beneficial include immediate-release niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, and soluble fiber.

November 17, 2016

Acne Vulgaris: Different OTC Treatments

With the recent Rx-to-OTC switch of Differin, patients now have another nonprescription option for acne.

September 16, 2016

Managing the Vasomotor Symptoms of Menopause

Many women are now seeking alternatives to hormone replacement therapy to help relieve their menopausal symptoms.

July 14, 2016

Avoiding Sunburn: All About Sunscreen

Broad-spectrum sunscreen blocks both UVA and UVB rays, providing protection from sunburn and skin cancer.

May 17, 2016

What Is All This Itching About? Self-Care Management of Head Lice

Resistance to common agents such as permethrin and pyrethrin is a growing concern.