Q: What is Zicam and how does it work? A: Zicam is an over-the-counter product that contains zinc and is used to reduce both the duration and the severity of the common cold. According to the manufacturer, Zicam works best when used or taken within 24 to 48 hours of the onset of common cold symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion or coughing. Q: Is Zicam a drug? Zicam was not approved by the FDA as a drug and it was not marketed as a drug. Zicam's manufacturer, Matrixx Initiatives, Inc., marketed Zicam as a homeopathic remedy. Q: Does Zicam actually work? A: There have been some studies done that showed that zinc products such as Zicam have reduced the length of a person's cold by one day, when it did show benefit. However, there is no conclusive evidence that Zicam, or similar products, actually works. Q: Why did the FDA issue a warning about Zicam? A: The product may damage or destroy a person's sense of smell, according to the FDA. It is a condition called anosmia . Since...
You can hardly turn the TV on without the bombardment of commercials on indigestion, acid reflux, bloating and gas. The number one selling drugs are all related to gastrointestinal disorders. Here is something you don't have to buy that will help you reduce Bloating, Gas and Constipation. Slow Down when eat your food. Somehow we have never made the connection between how we eat our food and how we feel afterwards. Food is something to be shared, savored and enjoyed. We live in a culture of instant gratification. Fast food chains are ubiquitous to our landscape, we want everything now and fast and even when we take time to prepare quality meals at home we rush through our food. What's the point of taking time to make something of quality at home if you just swallow it? Digestion does not start in the stomach it starts at the mouth . Chewing your food thoroughly starts the digestive process as it breaks down the food into smaller pieces. Rushing through your food ca...
Generic Name: EYE LUBRICANT - OPHTHALMIC Nature's Tears Opht Uses
Tetrahydrozoline is a decongestant used to relieve redness
in the eyes caused by minor eye irritations (e.g., smog, swimming, dust, or
smoke). It belongs to a class of drugs known as sympathomimetic amines. It
works by temporarily narrowing the blood vessels in the eye.
Some brands of tetrahydrozoline eye drops may contain
lubricants. Lubricants help protect the eyes from more irritation and
How To Use Nature's Tears Opht
Follow all directions on the product package, or use as
directed by your doctor. If you are uncertain about any of the information,
consult your doctor or pharmacist.
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid
contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any
other surface. Remove contact lenses before applying the eye drops. Wait at
least 10 minutes after using this medication before inserting contac...
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