USA Buying over the counter meds?

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coldflange Sun 30-Jul-17 15:19:48

I'm heading off to USA tomorrow for 6 nights and still have symptoms of thrush.

I've had prescriptions from the GP but it's not cleared up.

I have just taken one of the oral capsules purchased otc here in uk.

My question is: if this doesn't work what would I be able to buy in a pharmacy in USA? It's northern california. I don't want to have to suffer, nor do I want to go down having to have medical bills and dealing with insurance.


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realhousewife23 Sun 30-Jul-17 17:52:24

You should be able to get this brand in any pharmacy off the shelf.

I think this is the off the shelf alternative to Diflucan / fluconazole.

coldflange Sun 30-Jul-17 18:15:50

Thank you.

Am hoping I won't need anything, but it's good to be prepared.

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MozzchopsThirty Sun 30-Jul-17 18:27:47

Yes you can buy in the supermarket and it's so cheap I normally bring back a few boxes smile

coldflange Sun 30-Jul-17 20:28:32

I was expecting it to be expensive.

Might stock up then, even if I feel better ;)

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MozzchopsThirty Sun 30-Jul-17 20:59:46

American medications are great
The miconozole is about $3 for 3 day treatment

I'm so pissed off at myself as I forgot to buy any drugs last week when I was there angry

BlueCowWonders Sun 30-Jul-17 21:06:09

It's often stocked with the Sanpro. I had to ask for something for 'yeast infections'
(Love US tv commercials for all medicines -so much info but so coy!)


coldflange Sun 30-Jul-17 22:30:28


I feel a shopping trip coming on grin

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MozzchopsThirty Mon 31-Jul-17 21:22:17

Op do you want to bring me back some acitominophen pm??
I'll pay for them obvs
They're just paracetamol with antihistamine to help you sleep

poisonedbypen Mon 31-Jul-17 21:29:38

Acetaminophen is simply paracetamol, it doesn't have anything else in it.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 31-Jul-17 21:30:51

I'm a nurse I know that
The acitominaphen pm has antihistamine and is lovely

poisonedbypen Mon 31-Jul-17 21:51:31

But not how to spell it grin
Panadol Night (same thing) is available in Boots I believe.

MozzchopsThirty Mon 31-Jul-17 22:19:47

Never said I was a speller!
And as I'm a nurse in the uk I've never had to spell it
But hope you feel better for pointing that out

Panadol night are extremely difficult to find

BritInUS1 Wed 02-Aug-17 17:27:43

Speak to the pharmacies, my Mum had a similar issue when she visited me and they were really helpful x

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