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Cold sore medication

Cold sores or fever blisters on face or lips

Wash hands before use. Apply to affected area 5 times daily. Use no more than 10 days. Do NOT share

Advil cold & sinus

(Ibuprophen, pseudoephedrin HCl, phenylephrine HCl, and/or chlorpheniramine maleate)

Allergy and Cold relief

For headache, nasal congestion, fever, sinus pressure, minor body aches/pains associated with cold or allergies.

Take 1-2 doses Q46h. No more than 6 doses in 24 hours period.

*No more 10 d for pain and 3d for fever unless instructed otherwise




*Migraine headaches, minor aches, pains, arthritis, menstrual cramps and reduction of fever.

Adults: 1-2 doses Q46h in 24h. Do not exceed 6 doses.

*Use no more than 10d for pain and 3d for fever unless instructed otherwise


(Oxymetazoline HCl)

Nasal decongestant

*Nasal congestion associated with colds, hay fever, sinusitis, and upper respiratory allergies

*2-3 sprays into each nostril BID.


(Naproxen sodium)


*Minor aches and pains, menstrual cramps and fever reduction

*Over 65: No more than 1 tab Q12h

*Under 65: 1 tab Q8-12h. No more than 3 in 24 hours



Weight management

*Obesity management

*Take with meal containing high fat, TID. Dose can be skipped if meal does not contain fat


(Benzocaine, phenol)

Oral cavity analgesic

*Toothache, teething, braces, denture, canker sores and fever blisters (oral numbness)

*Apply to affected area on or around lips. Use no more than 2 days except instructed otherwise. Do not use under dentures or other dental work

Azo standard

(Phenazopyridine HCl)

Urinary analgesic

*Symptomatic relief of discomforts due to infection in the lower urinary tract mucosa.

*Two tabs TID with or after meals as needed. Use no more than 2 days

Bayer – aspirin

(Acetylsalicylic acid)


*Mild to moderate pain, arthritis pain, toothache, and menstrual pain. Rheumatism and fever reduction. Low dose for prevention of stroke and other cardiovascular events

Do NOT exceed 4 g of aspirin in 24 hours.

*Adult: 1-2 doses Q46h prn

Children: 5mg/lb Q46h prn

Benadryl – oral

(Diphenhydramine HCl)

Allergy and Cold Relief

*Temporary treatment of hay fever and upper respiratory allergies

*Adults: 1-2 doses Q46h. Max 300 mg DPH QD

Children: 1-2 doses Q46h. Max 150 mg DPH QD

Benadryl – topical

(Diphenhydramine HCl and zinc acetate)

Topical antipruretic (anti-itching reagent)

*Temporary relief of itch and pain due to insect bites, rashes, poison trees, allergies, minor skin irritations

*Affected area 3-4 times daily. Not for children under 6 yo


(methyl salicylate, menthol, and camphor)

Topical Analgesic

*Minor aches and pains of muscles and joins (arthritis, backache, strains, sprains, and bruises)

*Affected area 3-4 times daily. Do not use with heating pads or heating devices


(Meclizine HCl)

Motion sickness medication

*Motion sickness.

*Adult: 1-2 tabs QD, 1 hour before engaging motion sickness activities. Chewed or swallowed whole

*Children: 1 tab Q6-8h, 1 hr b4 activity. No more than 3 tab in 24h


(Aspirin in buffer)


*Mild to moderate pain of arthritis and rheumatism: 325-1000 mg Q4-6h prn. No more than 4 g in 24 hours
Capzasin–P OR –HP


Topical Anagesic

*Pain from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and neuralgias (Shingles/herpes zoster) or painful diabetic neuropathy

*Affected area 3-4 times daily. Transition burning may occur.

Carmex – lip balm

(Menthol, camphor, alum, salicylic acid)

Cold sore medication

*Temporary relief of cold sores and chapped lips

*Affected area prn. Do not use in or around the eyes. Do not share containers. Use no more than 14 days


(Benzocaine, menthol, dextromethorphan)

Oral cavity analgesic

*Sore throat pain, sore mouth, minor mouth irritation and pain associated with canker sore

Products with dextromethorphan: use for minor throat and bronchial dilation

*Adult: 2 lozenges Q2h, repeat prn. No more than 12 daily.

Children: 1 lozenge Q4h, repeat prn, no more than 4 daily


(Benzocaine and menthol OR phenol)

Oral antiseptic/analgesic. (Phenol: antiseptic property)

*Occasional minor mouth irritation and pain, sore mouth/throat

*1 lozenge Q2h prn or as directed


(Calcium citrate with vitamin D)

Essential mineral

*Reduce the risk of osteoporosis. 1 tab BID or as directed.

*Daily allowance: <800 mg/children, 800-1200 mg/(11-24 yo), 800 mg/male, 1500/female


(Loratadine and pseudoephedrine sulfate)

Cold and Allergy Relief

*Seasonal allergies and sinus congestion

*1 tablet Q12h (if D-12) and QD (if D-24)

*Not for children under 12 yo



Allergy and cold relief

*Seasonal allergies, skin rash (chronic urticaria): sneezing, itching, watery eyes: 10 mg QD on empty stomach prn

*Children 2-6: 5 mg QD

*Hepatic or renal function impairment: 5mg QD or 10 mg QOD empty stomach


(Docusate sodium)

Stool softener

*Constipation, ease stool passage (abdominal hernia, severe hypertension, and CVD)

*Adults: 50-200 mg QD. Expect result in 1-3 days

Children 6-12: 40-120 mg QD

3-6 yo: 20-60 mg QD

Under 3: 10-40 mg QD (give in milk or fruit juice or in infant formula to mask the taste)


(Zincum gluconicum)

Cold remedy

*Reduce duration and severity of common cold: coughing, sore throat, stuffy nose, sneezing, runny nose and/or hoarseness

*Do not take on empty stomach. No citrus fruits or juices 30 min b4 or after Cold-EEZE

*Dissolve 1 lozenge in mouth Q2-4h until symptoms end. Max 6 days


(Salicylic acid, dimethyl ether, propane and isobutane)

Keratolytic: wart remover

*Removal of common warts: wash area, soak in warm water 5 min, dry. Cover wart completely. Let dry, protective cover. Repeat QD-BID prn until complete removal. No more than 12 wks.


Topical antipruretic

*Itching and inflammation due to minor skin irritations (poison ivy, insect bites, rashes, eczema, dermatitis)

Apply a.d. a/a QID (BID IF Advanced 12-hour cream)


(Acetaminophen, dextromethorphan HBr, and phenylephrine HCl)

Allergy and Cold relief

*Phenylephrine: nasal congestion

Dextro: cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation

APA: pain and fever

*Adults: 2 tbsp or 2 caps Q4h prn, no more than 6 in 24h

Children 6-12: 1 tbsp or 1 cap Q4h prn, no more than 5 in 24h


(Carbamide peroxide)

Earwax removal aid

*Earwax remover for adults and children >12yo

* 5-10 gtts, affected ear(s) BID 3-4days prn. After 3-4days, flush ear with warm water


(Dextromethorphan polistirex- ER suspension 12h)

Cough suppressant

*Temporary relief of cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation

*Adults: 2tsp Q12h

Children 6-12: 1 tsp Q12h

Children 2-6: 1/2 tsp Q12h



Skin protectant

*Treatment and prevention of diaper rash

*Apply ad lib prn diaper change or hs. Cleanse the area and allow skin to dry b4 application.


(Bropheniramine maleate, phenylephrine HCl, dextromethorphan HBr, acetaminophen)

Allergy and Cold relief

*Temporary treatment of hay fever and upper respiratory allergies (antihistamine); Sinus congestion (phenylephrine)

*Adults: 2 tsp Q4-6h.

Children 6-12: 1 tsp Q4-6h.

Children 2-6: 2 dropperfuls Q4-6h


(Dimenhydrinate or meclizine HCl)

Motion sickness medication

*Nausea, dizziness, vomiting (motion sickness)

*Adult: 1-2 tabs Q4-6h or 30 min b4 activity. No more than 4 in 24h.

Children 6-12: 1/2-1 tab Q6-8h or 30 min b4 activity. No more than 3 in 24h

Children 2-6: 1/4 to 1/2 tab Q6h or 30 min prior. No more than 1.5 tab




*Occasional constipation

*Adult: 2-3 tabs single dose QD. Children 6-12: 1 tab QD.

Expect result in 8-12h (if taken hs) and 6h if taken a.m. after first dose


(hCG antibodies)

Pregnancy test

*test pregnancy: 5 days b4 a missed menstrual period. Irregular cycle: use the longest recent cycle to determine the expected start. Unsure: 19 days after the last unprotected sex

*Test can predict pregnancy 4d b4 an expected menstrual period


(Acetylsalicylic acid)


*Temporary relief of pain, arthritis, and rheumatism OR for prevention of stroke and other CVD (81-325 mg QD)

*325-1000 mg Q4-6h prn. No more than 4g/QD


(Phosphorated carbohydrates)

Antiemetic: nausea medication

*Nausea due to stomach upset (inestinal flu, food indiscretinos, and emotional upsets)

*Adults and children: 1 or 2 tsp Q15min until nausea subsides

*Use no more than 1h unless instructed


(Soy and black cohost w/ vitamins and minerals)

Menopause support

*Support b4, during, and after menopause: 1 caplet QD.

Skin moisturizer

*Eczema, psoriasis, itching, minor skin irritations

*Apply to affected area 3-4 times daily

Excedrin & excedrin PM

(Acetaminophen, aspirin, caffeine, and diphenhydramine citrate)


*Pain, migraine headache, fever reduction

*Take 2 doses with water Q6h, no more than 8 in 24h. PM is for hs


(Polycarbophil calcium)


*Occasional constipation or irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease

*Adults: 2 tab/cabs QD-QID w/ 8 ounces of water

Children: 1 tab/cab QD-TID w/ water

First Response – Ovulation Test

(LH antibodies)

Ovulation test

*Ovulation prediction: use the last 3 months to calculate the average cycle length.

*Place absorbent tip in urine stream for 5 seconds. Read the test btw 5-60 mins. If test line appear, ovulation will occur shortly. If not, ovulation will not occur for at least 36 hrs


(Undecylenic acid)

Topical antifungal

*Tinea pedis (athlete's foot), jock itch, ringworm etc

*Affected area BID or as directed

For athlete's foot or ringworm: Qd x4wks

Gas–x & Gas–x Ultra

[Simethicone (X) or w/ CaCO3 (X-Ultra)

Antiflatulent (alleviate symptom of gas)

*Alleviate or relieve symptoms of gas

*Adults: 1 tab/cap QID pc and hs. Max 500 mg QD.

For gas and acid indigestion: chew 1-2 tabs as symptoms occur. No more than 4 in 24h. No more than 2wks

Halls – cough drops


Antitussive (Prevent or relieve cough)

*Minor irritation or sore throat and cough due to cold: 1 lozenge Q2h prn.

*Minor discomfort due to sore mouth/throat: dissolve 1-2 drops po repeat prn.

*Immune system support (Halls defense): 1 drop po QID

Imodium A–D

(Loperamide HCl)


*Diarrheal symptom relief:

*Adults: 2 caps or 4 tsp first time, then 1 cap or 2 tsp after each subsequent loose stool. Max 4 cap/8 tsp QD. Use no more than 2 days

Children 9-11: Half adult dosage. Max 6 tsp QD

Children 6-8: Same dose as 9-11. Max 4 tsp QD

Kerasal – foot cream

(Salicylic acid and urea)

Skin Moisturizer

*Dry, rough, cracked feet/heels, calluses

*Clean and dry feet. Apply QD. Do not apply btw toes


(Lactase enzyme)

Digestive aid

*Help prevent gas, bloating, and diarrhea in patients with lactose intolerant: 9000 FCC units with the first bite of dairy
Lamisil – AT

(Terbinafine HCl)


*Topical antifungal agent: apply to affected area QD or BID, min 7d, max 28d

IF solution is used, cover the area after application

Lotrimin AF


Topical antifungal

*Topical antifungal

*Apply to affected area BID a.m. and p.m. 4wks for athlete's foot and ringworm, 2 wks for jock itch.

Maalox & maalox advanced

(Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, simethicone)


Calcium carbonate: acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, and upset stomach: 2-4 doses QID pc and hs.


(Psyllum husk)


*Constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or diverticular disease (muscle spasm in the lower intestine)

*Adults: 1 dose TID. Mix with 8 oz of water.

Children: 1/2 adults' dose. Mix with water a.d. TID

Midol products

(Pamabrom, acetaminophen)


*Premenstrual syndrome and other symptoms occurring during menstrual cycle: 2 caps with water Q4h prn, max 8/day

*Aches and pains: 1 cap Q8-12h, max 3/day


(Polyethylene glycol 3350, NF)


*Occasional constipation: 17 g in 8 oz water, juice, soda, coffee or tea. Used for 2 wks or less or as directed. BID-QID prn
Monistat – Vaginal

(Miconazole nitrate or ticonazole)

Vaginal antifungal

Local treatment of vaginal fungus: one applicatorful PV hs until gone
Motrin IB



*Migraine headaches, pains, aches, fever

*Adult: 1-2 doses Q4-6h prn. No more than 6 doses in 24 hours

Children: appropriate dose Q6-8h

Mucinex (adult)

(Guafenesin 600 mg)


*Expectorant (mucus relief)

*Adults and children 6-12: 1 tab Q12h prn or as directed


(Aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, and simethicone)


*Relief of acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach, and upset stomach accompanied by gas

*Adult: 2-4 doses QID pc and hs

Children (48-95 lbs): 2 doses a.d. TID

CHildren (24-47 lbs): 1 dose a.d. TID

Mylicon drops



*Gas symptoms

*Children 2-12: 40 mg QID pc and hs

Infant (<2 yo): 20 mg QID pc and hs

*No more than 12 doses QD

Naphcon A

(Pheniramine maleate and naphazoline HCl)

Ophthalmic anti-allergy

*Redness and itching of the eye due to ragweed, pollen, and animal hair

*1-2 gtts a/a eye a.d. QID. Wash hands and remove contact lenses prn. Discard 3 months after opening OR if sol. turns colored or cloudy


(Cromolyn sodium)

Allergy and cold relief

*Prevent and relieve nasal symptoms of hay fever and other nasal allergies

*One spray each nostril Q4-8h.


(Polymyxin B sulfate, neomycin, and bacitracin)

Topical anti-infective

*Infection in minor cuts, scarves, and burns and treatment of skin infections

*Clean area with mild soap and water. Cover wound with a thin film of med. Apply QD-TID.

Nicoderm CQ


Smoking cessation aid

*Cessation of tobacco smoking

*21mg/day x4-8wks. Then 14 mg/day x2-4wks. Then 7mg/day x2-4wks. Discontinue treatment at 3 months.

*Patients<100lbs and 10 cigarettes/day --> start 14mg/day first 4-8wks


(Nicotine polacrilex)

Smoking cessation aid

*Cessation of tobacco smoking: chew 30 min. Max 24 pcs/day. Stop at the end of week 12. use 2 mg if smoke less than 25 cigarettes/day; 4 mg if more.


Pediculicide: kill lice

*Head lice

*Wash with reg. shampoo, apply, leave on hair 10 min, rinse with water, nit comb to remove eggs




*Aid in staying awake and restore mental alertness: 200 mg Q3-4h prn. Not for children

(Dextromethorphan HBr (DXT), acetaminophen (APAP) or doxylamine succinate (DOX)

Cold and Allergy Relief

*Antihistamine/DOX: temp relief of hay fever or upper respiratory allergies; DXT: cough or throat irritation; APAP: pain and fever

*Adults: 1-2 caps hs

Children: 1-2 tsp (children's formula) Q6h hs


(NaCl, hyaluronan)

Nasal decongestant/moisturizer

*Restore moisture and relieve dry, crusted and inflamed nasal membranes: 2 sprays to each nostril prn

(Pheniramine maleate& Naphazoline HCl)

Ophthalmic anti-allergy

*Redness and itching of the eye due to ragweed, grass, pollen, dander, and animal hair

1-2 gtts a/a eye a.d. QID. Wash hand and remove contact lenses prn. Avoid contamination. Discard after 3 months of IF sol. is not clear anymore.



Oral cavity anesthetic

*Pain due to canker sores, denture irritations, ulcers, etc: app. a/a prn


Oral cavity anethetic

*Pain due to toothaches or teething pain: app. gum surrounding a/a tooth

(Glucose oxidase, lysozyme, lactoperoxidase)

Oral moisturizer

*Relieve dryness in the mouth: apply to a/a area prn

(calcium carbonate and vit D)

Essential mineral

*Dietary supplements: take with food/meal

*Don't exceed recommended dosage



Acid reducer

*Heartbrun, acid indigestion, and sour stomach: one dose with water

max 2 doses in 24 hours

Pepcid complete

(Famotidine, calcium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide)

Acid reducer

*Heartburn, acid indigestion, and sour stomach

One tablet with water. Max 2 tabs in 24 hours

Pepto bismol

(Bismuth subsalicylate)


*Diarrhea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach and nausea

*Adults: 2 tabs or tbsp Q1h prn. Max 8 doses regular strength

Children 9-12: half adult

Children 6-9: 2/3-2 tsp Q1h prn

Children 3-6: 1/3-1 tsp Q1h prn

*Max 8 doses


(Docusate sodium and senna)

Stool softener plus laxative

*Occasional constipation and irregularity

*Adults: 2-4 tabs pm or hs.

*Children 6-12: 1-2 tab pm or hs

*Children 2-6: 1 tab pm or hs

Phillips – MOM (milk of magnesia)

(Magnesium hydroxide)


*Acid indigestion and heartburn:

*Adults: 600-1200mg, children over 7: 300-400 mg a.d. QID


(Pyrantel pamoate)

Antihelmintic (pinworm infection)

*Pinworm infection (enterobiasis): one single dose 11mg/kg (5mg/lb). Max total dose 1 g. Given w/o regards to meals or time of the day
Preparation H

(Petrolatum, mineral oil, phenylephrine HCl)

Hemorrhoidal agent


*3-5 treatments daily, optimal hs or after bowel movements.

Prevacid 24 hr


Acid reducer


*30 min ac breakfast QD x14days. Repeated once every 4 months prn. Do not chew or crush tablet

Prilosec OTC

(Omeprazole magnesium)

Acid reducer

*Heartburn in adults

*30 min ac breakfast x14days. Repeat once every 4 months prn. Do not chew or crush




*SOB, chest tightness, wheezing: one inhalation, wait 1 min and once more prn. Do not use again for 3 hrs. *If symptoms worsen, seek help within 20 min. Make sure med reach lower respiratory tract: exhale completely, hold breath for 10s, with 2-3 min btw inhalations


Pediculicide (lice)

*Head lice treatment

*Shake, apply to ingested areas (don't use on/near eyes), remain 10 min max, rinse with warm water, remove eggs from top of the scalp, disinfect comb in hot water 10 min. Repeat in 7-10d. DO NOT USE on HUMANS or ANIMALS

Robitussin – adult

(Guafenesin 100mg/5ml)

Cough relief combination

*Cough relief due to chest congestion

2-4 tsp Q4h prn, no more than 8 doses in 24h



Hair Growth Stimulant

*Stimulate hair growth: 1 dose of 1 ml on total affected areas BID on dry hair and scalp. Wash hands thoroughly after application. Use 4 month or longer prn. Extra strength not indicated for women
Senokot & Senokot–s

(Standardized senna conc. w/ or w/o docusate)


*Occasional constipation and irregularity

*2 tabs hs. Second dose during the day prn

Similasan – earache relief

(Chamomilla, Mercurius solubilis, and sulphur)

Earache Relief

*Earache due to drafts, colds, influenza and swimmer's ear

* 3-5 gtts several times daily prn.


(Magnesium chloride and calcium carbonate)

Essential mineral

*Mg2+ for heart function, muscles, nervous system and normal protein synthesis, carbohydrate metabolism and normal muscle function

*2 tabs QD or as directed.


(Diphenhydramine HCl)

Sleeping aid

*induce drowsiness

*One tablet hs prn. 15 min b4 retiring


(Pseudoephedrine HCl)

Allergy and Cold relief

*Temp. treatment of sinus and nasal congestion

*Adults: 1-2 tab Q6h prn. No more than 240 mg in 24h

Children 6-12: 1/2 tab Q4-6h. No more than 4 doses in 24h

Children under 6: use liquid form and follow instruction (1/2 tsp Q4-6h, no more than 4 tsp in 24h)


(Polyethylene glycol 400, propylene glycol)

Artificial tears

*Temporary relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of eye

1-2 drops in the eyes prn

Tears naturale

(Hypromellose and Dextran 70)

Artificial tears

*Burning and irritation due to eye dryness

*1-2 drops in affected eyes prn


(Calcium carbonate)


*Acid indigestion, heartburn, sour stomach and upset stomach

*Chew 2-3 tabs as symptoms occur. Repeat Qh prn. Max 12 regular strength (500 mg)




*Pain due to arthritis and rheumatism, fever reduction

*Adults: 325-650 mg Q4-6h. <4g/d

Children: 10mg/kg/dose 4-5 times daily. <5doses/24h

Tylenol cold

(Phenylephrine (PE), chlorpheniramine maleate (CPH), dextromethorphan HBr (DXT), acetaminophen (APAP)

Cold and Cough Relief

*1-2 tabs Q6h, <8/24h
Tylenol PM

(Acetaminophen and diphenhydramine HCl)

Analgesic/sleep aid

*HA and minor aches/pains w/ sleeplessness (>= 12 yo)

*2 tablets hs or as directed

Tylenol sinus

(Phenylephrine HCl, acetaminophen, guafenesin)


*Sinus and nasal congestion, minor pain and fever reduction

*1-2 cap Q6h, <8/24h


(Doxylamine succinate)

Sleeping aid

*Sleeping aid to induce drowsiness

*1 tab hs prn, 15 min prior to retiring


(Tetrahydrozoline HCl)

Ophthalmic anti-allergy/redness

*Redness of the eye and minor eye irritation

*1-2 drops to a/a eye(s) a.d. QID


(Ketotifen fumarate)

Ophthalmic anti-allergy

*Itchy eye to to seasonal and animal allergy

*Adults and children >= 3yo: 1 gtt a/a eye(s) BID, Q8-12h

Zantac OTC

(Ranitidine HCl)

Acid reducer

*Heartburn, acid indigestion and sour stomach

*1 tab w/ water, a.d. BID. Don't take max dose for more than 14d unless directed

Zicam – cold remedy

(Zincum gluconicum and zincum aceticum)

Cold Relief

*Reduce duration and severity of common cold.

*Spray 4 times in mouth every 3 hours. Do not swallow for 15s after spraying

*Begin at first sign of cold and continue until symptoms are gone


(Benzyl alcohol)

Cold sore medication

*Canker sores, fever blisters and cold sores: app. Q4h x3d prn.

(Pseudoephedrine HCl and cetirizine HCl)

Allergy and Cold relief

*Nasal and non-nasal symptoms due to seasonal and perennial allergy

*1 tab BID, swallowed whole


(Cetirizine HCl)

Allergy and Cold Relief

*Seasonal allergy, red eyes, itching etc*Adult and children >2yo: 2.5-10 mg QD