Menthol

Menthol

Menthol is either derived naturally from peppermint or other mint oils or synthetically manufactured. When used as an active ingredient in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, menthol has a number of different uses. Depending on the dose and form, menthol can be used to relieve coughs; help control plaque or kill bacteria that can contribute to the […]

Read More
Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen

Acetaminophen is an internal analgesic available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and reduce fevers. Acetaminophen is also available in prescription medicines combined with other ingredients, and on some prescription labels it may be abbreviated as APAP. It will never be abbreviated and will always say acetaminophen on Drug Facts […]

Read More
Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan

Dextromethorphan is an antitussive (cough suppressant) available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that control coughs due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. It may be written as dextromethorphan or dextromethorphan hydrobromide, but it is the same active ingredient. Dextromethorphan can be the only active ingredient in […]

Read More
Doxylamine

Doxylamine

Doxylamine has different uses in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Doxylamine is an antihistamine, which means it can be used to treat the symptoms of hay fever and other respiratory allergies. In a higher dose, doxylamine can be used to help with occasional sleeplessness. It may be written as doxylamine or doxylamine succinate, but it is the […]

Read More