• Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole - difference and similarities
    Drug reviews

    Lansoprazole vs Omeprazole: differences and similarities

    In today’s post, I will contrast the two most popular proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) prescribed in the UK. Not only lansoprazole and omeprazole are the two most common PPI, but they are also one of the most popular prescribed drugs in the UK. I will review the essential facts to highlight the similarity and difference between each medication. Lansoprazole vs omeprazole – post summary: Lansoprazole vs omeprazole: drug classification Lansoprazole vs omeprazole: mechanism of action Lansoprazole vs omeprazole: common side effects Availability of different forms of both drugs Over the counter Availability of Lansoprazole and Omeprazole Lansoprazole vs omeprazole: which one is more popular in the NHS Lansoprazole vs omeprazole:…

  • IBS medicine over the counter - review of products for IBS
    Health

    14 BEST IBS Medication Over The Counter

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition which is characterised by smooth muscle spasm alongside the gastrointestinal tract with a range of associated symptoms. Patients who are diagnosed with IBS are usually advised on the lifestyles to minimise the risk of IBS symptoms. Review of diet and lifestyle is one of the first recommendations gives by a doctor once a patient is diagnosed with IBS. Drug treatment can be used alongside lifestyle measures. Most of the drugs which are recommended in the symptomatic management of IBS can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies, supermarkets and online. Today I will review 14 best IBS medication over the counter.

  • Over the counter IBS treatment: Buscopan vs mebeverine
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    Buscopan vs Mebeverine | OTC IBS treatment

    Buscopan and mebeverine are two common drugs used for symptomatic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Both drugs can be prescribed by a doctor or purchased over the counter from pharmacies and in case of Bucopa IBS relief from supermarkets. Buscopan vs Mebeverine lists similarities and differences between both drugs. I will review their role in the management of IBS in accordance with the treatment guidelines on irritable bowel syndrome. You may find a related post also helpful – 14 best IBS medication available over the counter. In this post I will  discuss the following: Mechanism of action and symptoms control Buscopan vs Mebeverine: where to buy it from? over…

  • The strongest over the counter ibuprofen - review
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    What is the strongest over the counter ibuprofen?

    Ibuprofen is one of the most popular drugs purchased over the counter and one of the essential medicines for the management of pain and inflammation. Over the counter ibuprofen comes in different strengths, forms, and several brands, some of which do not differ from one another with the amount of ibuprofen present. In today’s post, I will review the different forms and brands of ibuprofen. I will also answer: what the strongest over the counter ibuprofen is. Can you get a single product which contains more ibuprofen than any other product? Is it worth to pay ‘extra’ for branded ibuprofen products? Summary of the post: What is ibuprofen? Availability of’…

  • Baby Thrush Treatment Over The Counter with Daktarin Oral Gel
    Children's health

    Baby Thrush Treatment Over The Counter

    Baby thrush (oral thrush) is a common condition caused by candida infection (fungal infection) and mostly affecting new-born babies. Thrush can affect breastfeeding mothers (thrush present in the breast) and babies, with thrush affecting the inside of the mouth or causing a nappy rash. This post will focus on the treatment of oral baby thrush. Parents have only one option for baby thrush treatment – over the counter antifungal oral gel (Daktarin Sugar-Free 2% Oral Gel), which be purchased from pharmacies only. Certain restrictions apply for the supply of Daktarin Oral Gel. This post will focus on the treatment of oral thrush in babies. The nappy rash in babies can…

  • Zovirax cream for cold sores - review of use, effectiveness and alternative aciclovir creams
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    Zovirax Cream for cold sores | Aciclovir (acyclovir) cream

    Cold sores are a common viral infection caused by herpes simplex virus. Cold sores usually affect the area around the mouth (usually caused by the herpes simplex virus 1) or the genital area (usually caused by the herpes simplex virus 2). Cold sore can affect children and adults. Zovirax cream for cold sores can be purchased over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets. Today I will review the use of Zovirax cream for cold sores. The following will be discussed: Symptoms of cold sores Availability of Zovirax cream (where to buy Zovirax cream from, where get the best deals for Zovirax cream) What is Zovirax cream? Restrictions on the use…

  • The best over the counter sleeping pills UK
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    Best Over the Counter Sleeping Pills UK

    Insomnia is a common sleep disorder, which is characterised by a difficulty in getting to sleep or maintaining the sleep (waking up at night or early in the morning). Sedative antihistamines can be used as a temporary aid to help with sleeping problems. In this post, I will review all over the counter sleeping pills (OTC) available in the UK. All of the non-prescription sleeping pills available in the UK contain sedative antihistamines. The following will be discussed: Review of sedative antihistamines used in over the counter sleeping products Common side effects of sedative antihistamines Tolerance and addiction to OTC sleeping products Who should not take over the counter sleeping…

  • Best sore throat lozenges - treatment summary
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    Top 10 sore throat lozenges | Sore throat treatment

    Sore throat is a common condition usually caused by a viral infection, and less commonly by a bacterial infection. A sore throat usually lasts about one week. It is a self-limiting condition meaning it goes on its own without treatment. There is no treatment for a sore throat caused by a viral infection. Even when a sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, in most cases, patients will get better without antibiotic treatment (NICE, 2018). Customers can choose from a wide range of products to manage the symptoms of the sore throat, such as pain and inflammation (swelling). Sore throat lozenges are one of the most popular products used for…

  • Creams for thrush - treatment of vaginal thrush
    Women's health

    Best creams for thrush | Vaginal thrush treatment

    Thrush (also known as candidiasis) is a common condition affecting mainly women; however, men can also get it. Thrush infection may affect the vagina (or penis in men) or mouth (oral thrush). The focus of this post is the treatment of vaginal thrush with creams and combination products, which are available from the pharmacies (including online chemists), supermarkets and other online retailers. Fortunately, creams for thrush are available in pharmacies, and most patients can buy them without seeing a GP. The following will be discussed: Thrush definition and symptoms When to see GP Treatment recommendations Creams for thrush Combination products for the treatment of vaginal thrush Alternative treatments for vaginal…