Recently the Today Show looked to pharmacists to find out what the most commonly recommended, most effective, and most commonly positively reviewed over the counter medications really are.
Top 5 Recommended Over The Counter Products
Breathe Right Strips | Opens up nasal passages.
Lactaid | Makes dairy products more digestible for for those that are lactose intolerant.
Vicks VapoRub | A topical ointment which releases vapors that relieve a cough and other cold symptoms.
Imodium | An anti-diarrheal medication.
Debrox | Drops used for ear wax removal.
Other Highly Rated Products:
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Claritin | Allergy Medication
Sudafed | Relieves sinus symptoms.
Robitussin | Relieves cold and flu symptoms.
Cold-EEZE | Zinc lozenges which relieve cold symptoms.
Cepacol | Provides sore throat relief.
Chloraseptic | Liquid-filled lozenges, sprays, and strips which relieve sore throat and mouth pain.