WASHINGTON - How do you choose what over-the-counter medication to buy? Some look at the price, others the brand name and other still simply choose what's always worked for them.
A new report from U.S. News & World Report and the Pharmacy Times ranks the top over-the-counter brands for just about every product category. Dr. Shilpi Agarwal joined us with a look at some of the top brands.
Some of the most popular include:
Antihistamines (Allergy): Claritin
Children's Allergy: Children's Zyrtec Allergy Syrup
Children's Pain Relief: Children's Tylenol
Cough Suppressant: Delsym
Acid Reducer: Prilosec OTC
Here are some brands that might be needed more so during the summer months:
Sun Burn Relief: Solarcaine
First Aid, Adhesive Bandages: Band-Aid
First Aid, Topical Antibiotic: Neosporin