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Phenylephrine

PHENYLEPHRINE acts as a decongestant for the eyes. It is used to treat several different eye problems. This medicine is also used in the eye to widen your pupils, so they won't respond to light during diagnostic procedures. Compare alpha agonists.
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It’s Allergy Season

The GoodRx Pharmacist - April 10, 2013

It’s that time of the year again—the sun is shining, the temperature is rising (a little later than usual) and the smell of spring is in the air. But with spring comes allergy season and all the sneezing, congestion, and runny noses associated with it. Here are your GoodRx pharmacist’s tips on how to cope during allergy season!

 What to watch for:

Allergic symptoms occur when you’re exposed to an allergen (basically, anything you’re allergic to—commonly, but not limited to dust mites, dander, mold, and pollen), causing an immune response in the body. See More

What over the counter medications can I take when I’m pregnant?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - August 16, 2012

In my primary care practice, many of my female patients worry about taking over the counter medications when they are trying to conceive, afraid they may take something bad before knowing they are pregnant.

So it is important to know: what over-the-counter (OTC) medicines can you take while you are pregnant, or trying to get pregnant?

First, what are the common things you will need OTC meds for?

– Fever

– Cough and cold

– Allergies

– Skin rashes or hives

– Diarrhea or constipation

– Heartburn

Now, there are some grey areas where doctors aren’t sure if a medication is safe or not because that medicine hasn’t been studied well enough in pregnant women. See More

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