PreppersWorld.com’s Over The Counter Medicine List

OTC medication List

OTC medication List

Besides water and food, medicine will sure save lives by treating illness and existing medical conditions.  It’s vital for you to talk to your doctor and have your prescriptions refills ready and stocked up just in case SHTF and pharmacies run out of your medications.  Remember, if the power grid is down and supply trucks can not deliver goods, all supermarkets and pharmacies around the country will be empty within 3-4 days! We put together a list of Over The Counter Medicine that are commonly use by Americans.  Please go over the list and figure out how relevant each and every medicine is to you so you can prioritize which you should stockpile first and the size of your stockpile.  Example, if you have a skin rash condition which needs Hydrocortisone cream daily, you might want to stockpile Hydrocortisone cream when they are on sale.  

Make sure to keep the original boxes/packaging for the medication’s dosing information and instructions.  Depending your geographic location, some medication on this list might not be available.  We will try our best to update any new items that might not be on this list.

The following medication are listed in their generic name/type of medicine then the brand name(s) and last their main indications.

Allergy Medication

Saline nose sprays (Ayr Saline), Allergies, Nasal stuffiness

Deongestant nose spray (Afrin Neo-Synephrine) Nasal stuffiness

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Allergic reactions, motion sickness, insomnia

Loratidine(Claritin) Allergies

Ranitidine (Zantac) Allergic reactions, heartburn/acid reflux

Epinephrine Inhaled (Primatene Mist) Allergic reaction nose spray, asthma

Antihistamine eye drops (Visine-A) Itchy, watery eyes, eye redness

Decongestant (Sudafed) Congestion, pressure in head, nose and ears

Topical corticosteroids (Cortaid, Cortisone 10t) Red, itchy skin, rash, hives

For Pain, Fever and Headaches Medication

Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Excedrin,)Pain, fever, headaches, arthritis pain

Aspirin, (Anacin, Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin)Pain, muscular ache, headaches.

Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin)Pain, fever. headaches, cold, toothache, backache menstrual

Naproxen Sodium (Aleve, Naproxen) Pain, headaches, joint and muscle pain

Gastrointestinal Medications

Loperimide (Imodium/ AD) Diarrhea

Antacids (Pepto Bismol, Maalox,) Diarrhea, stomach pain, upset stomach

Simethicone (Gas-X) Gas

Calcium Carbonate (Tums, Rolaids, Maalox) heartburns, stomach aches

Ranitidine (Zantac) Heartburn, Acid reflux, allergic reactions

Famotidine (Pepcid AC) Peptic ulcers, acid reflux

Magnesium Hydroxide (Milk of Magnesia, Philip’s MoM) Heartburn, constipation,

Polyethylene Glycol 3350 (Miralex) constipation

Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Constipation

Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) Nausea, Motion sickness

Prochlorperazine (Compazine) suppositories,  Nausea, Vomiting, Allergic reaction

(Preparation H) Hemorrhoids

Eye Care

Naphazoline (Naphcon) Itchy

Tetrahydrozoline/Zine (Visine Allergy) Itchy, allergy, redeye,

Artificial tears (Tears Naturale forte) artificial tears, lubricate

Dry eye relief (Visine Dry eye) lubricate

Respiratory Medications, Cough and Cold

Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) Nasal congestion

Pseudoephed/apap (Tylenol Cold) cough, nasal congestion,

Phenylephrine (Sudafed PE, Tylenol Sinus Cong) Nasal congestion,

Dmethorphan (Robitussin CF, Dimetapp DM) Cold, congestions.

Oxymetazoline (Afrin) – Decongestant nasal spray,nasal congestion

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Allergic reactions, rhinorrhea

Loratidine (Claritin) Allergies, rhinorrhea

Guaifenesin (Mucinex) Cough, phlegm

Dextromethorphan (Robitussin) Cough, cold

Cough Drops, Cough

Sore throat spray (Chloraseptic) Sore throat

Dmethorphan (Dayquil, Tylenol cold, Triaminic)Cold/flu – combo of above meds

(Nyquil)Cold/flu/sleep  – combo of above meds

TOPICAL SKIN MEDICATIONS

Diaper Cream (Balmex, Desitin)Heat Rashes, Chaffing

Aloe Vera (Variety of brands)  Burns, Sunburns

Topical Benzocaine (Anisole, Orajel) Cold sores, Stings, Burns, Sunburns

Topical Lidocaine Sting/Burn Relief Sprays (Safetec, Solarcaine, etc.) Burns, Bites

Topical Antihistamines (Benadryl Cream) Itching

Hydrocortisone Topical Steroid 1% (Cortaid, Cortizone) Rash

Topical Antifungal (Tinactin, Lamisil, Lotrimin, Micotin)
Ringworm, Athletes foot, Jock itch, etc.

Bacitracin (topical antibiotic) Topical antiseptic

Silver sulfadiazine 1% cream (Silvadene)Topical antiseptic, Burns

Zanfel (Zanfel) Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac

Allergy Medications

Miconazole (Monistat) Vaginal yeast infections
Suppository or Creams (Use as directed on packaging)

Topical Antifungal (Tinactin, Lamisil, Lotrimin, Micotin)
Ringworm, Athletes foot, Jock itch, etc.

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