Over The Counter Medication At-A-Glance

Symptoms Generic Name (look in ingredient list) Brand Names

General Aches and Pains, Fever

Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Naproxen

Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Aleve

Stuffy Nose, Ear Pain, Facial/Sinus Pain

Pseudoephedrine, Phenylephrine

Sudafed, Many Combo Products (behind counter), Sudafed PE, Combo Products with "PE" in the name

Itchy Nose/Eyes, Sneezing, Runny Nose, Watery Eyes, Scratchy Throat

Diphenhydramine, Loratadine, Cetirizine

Benadryl (sedating), Claritin (nonsedating), Zyrtec (nonsedating)

Productive Cough

Guaifenesin (thins mucus)

Robitussin, Mucinex

Non-Productive Cough Dextromethorphan

Robitussin DM, Delsym, Mucinex DM

Sore Throat

Phenol, Menthol

Chloraseptic Spray, Cepacol, Halls

Diarrhea Loperamide, Bismuth Subsalicylate

Imodium, Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate

Constipation

H2O, Fiber, Docusate (stool softener)

Water, Metamucil, Fibercon, Benefiber, Colace

Nausea Bismuth Subsalicylate

Pepto-Bismol

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