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Are there any over-the-counter pain relievers that are safe to take during pregnancy?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

There are some over-the-counter pain relievers you can take during pregnancy, and you can findthem based on the FDA category .The over-the-counter pain reliever of choice during pregnancy is acetaminophen ( Tylenol? ) (category B)...

Source:  Walgreens

What are the signs of sunburn?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Signs of sunburn usually appear within a few hours of exposure, bringing pain, redness,swelling and occasional blistering. Because a large area is often exposed, sunburn can causeheadache, fever and fatigue. If you have a sunburn:...

Source:  Walgreens

What is the best treatment for burns that's available over-the-counter?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The best over-the-counter treatment depends on exactly what kind of burn you have and howsevere it is. You need to see a doctor if you have a first- or second-degree burn that coversan area more than 2-3 inches in diameter. If you...

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Can you treat cold sores with over-the-counter medicines?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Oral herpes, or as they're more widely known, cold sores are a common infection of the moutharea caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). While there is no actual cure for coldsores, many over-the-counter treatments can shor...

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What is photosensitivity?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Certain medications can make the skin more sensitive to ultraviolet light from the sun ortanning booths and cause a photosensitivity reaction. This may result in sunburn; stinging,burning, or itching skin; swelling; blisters; or h...

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Please explain the FDA regulations about cold products for children.
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

In January 2008, the Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide Public Health Advisory recommending thatover-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough products not be used to treat children under 2 years ofage because of the ris...

Source:  Walgreens

Please explain the FDA regulations about cold products for children.
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

In January 2008, the Foodand Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide Public Health Advisory recommending thatover-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough products not be used to treat children under 2 years ofage because of the ris...

Source:  Walgreens

What is a bunion and how can I treat it?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

A bunion is a bony growth or area of inflammation or swelling near the base of the big toe that causes the big toe to point inward and crowd the other toes. Although bunions can be the result of a congenital (dating from birth) di...

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What is Tramadol? What does it do?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Ultram? ( tramadol ) is aprescription medicine that relieves moderate to severe pain. Its common side effects aresimilar to those reported with other pain relievers and include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea,constipation, feeling f...

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What does it mean when a medication says "Take with food"?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Medication directions to "take with food" simply mean you should not take the medication on anempty stomach. It means you can take the medicine just before, right after, or while you arehaving a meal. Why? Certain medications can ...

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What is a controlled drug?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rates drugs in order of their abuse risk,accepted medical use in the United States, and their potential for dependence, and places themin one of five "Schedules", or classification...

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What is osteoarthritis?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Osteoarthritis is one of the world's most common health problems. It affects more than 20million Americans, and more women than men. It's more common in older people. Osteoarthritisacts on the crucially important cartilage that cu...

Source:  Walgreens

What can I use to treat a bad sunburn?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Products you can use to treat bad sunburns include over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers suchas aspirin , ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain;these may also help with fever. Aspirin and ibuprofen are also anti-inflammatory drugs a...

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What are cold sores?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Cold sores and fever blisters are painful, fluid-filled blisters on the lips or nearby skin. Avirus called herpes simplex type 1 causes them. Cold sores are contagious and are spread bytouch. They often appear when you're under st...

Source:  Walgreens

What does it mean when a medication says "Take with food"?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Medication directions to "take with food" simply mean you should not take the medication on anempty stomach. It means you can take the medicine just before, right after, or while you arehaving a meal. Why? Certain medications can ...

Source:  Walgreens

What is osteoarthritis?
Pharmacy - Pharmacist FAQ

Osteoarthritis is one of the world's most common health problems. It affects more than 20million Americans, and more women than men. It's more common in older people. Osteoarthritisacts on the crucially important cartilage that cu...

Source:  Walgreens

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