Beyond RX: OTC Corner

Cold and cough 
symptom relief

Cold and cough 
symptom relief

Safe and effective over-the-counter and herbal treatments are available for patients with viral upper respiratory infections.

Insomnia—Using 
natural modalities and OTC treatments

Insomnia—Using 
natural modalities and OTC treatments

Insomnia can be treated via nonprescription medications and modalities.

Omega-3 fatty acids: From fins and fish oil 
to flax

Omega-3 fatty acids: From fins and fish oil 
to flax

Omega-3 fatty acids have structural and anti-inflammatory roles in the human body.

Probiotics in clinical practice

Probiotics in clinical practice

Probiotics may be beneficial for antibiotic-associated diarrhea, digestive symptoms, necrotizing enterocolitis, respiratory tract infections, and other health conditions.

OTC and herbal 
treatment of upper
 and lower GI problems

OTC and herbal 
treatment of upper
 and lower GI problems

A wide array of OTC and herbal products can help treat patients with GI issues.

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Integrative and OTC treatment of headache

Headache is one of the most common complaints in outpatient practice. There are 10 things that clinicians need to know to help treat their patients with headache.

Integrative medicine treatments 
for hypertension

Integrative medicine treatments 
for hypertension

A number of evidence-based, 
nonpharmacologic approaches are 
available for patients with hypertension.

The provider's role in nonprescription therapy

The provider's role in nonprescription therapy

A primary care provider helps patients make informed decisions about when an OTC medicine or supplement could be beneficial.

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome can be managed using changes in diet and exercise.

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Dietary fiber: The prebiotic connection

Adequate fiber intake is critical for maintaining good health, but only 5% of Americans consume the recommended daily amount.

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