Top over-the-counter medications for 2018

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:

Headache: Advil
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:

Sunscreen: Neutrogena
Sun Burn Relief: Solarcaine
First Aid, Adhesive Bandages: Band-Aid
First Aid, Topical Antibiotic: Neosporin

MORE: U.S. News, Pharmacy Times Reveal Top Recommended OTC Products for 2018