Drugs in Check: Six drugs in your house pharmacy

Who is sick, at the doctor or pharmacist will advise which medicines help. Against frequent ailments, such as colds, pain and diarrhea, you should also have something at home, recommend the experts from Stiftung Warentest and betrayed, what are some good resources are particularly favorable.

Especially in Winter, runny nose and neck pain are common complaints. Quick first aid can make funds from the in-house pharmacy. The experts from Stiftung Warentest to say, against which complaints should you have something in the house and what are the remedies for each of the ailments suitable, inexpensive and available over the counter are.

Have to be selected, the test controller, the non-prescription medicines, which are sold according to the market analysis and product regulation report often or prescribed. Experts in various Specialist funds have a rating then, on the basis of scientific publications. For those recommended by Stiftung Warentest for the in-house pharmacy, the following applies: "Their therapeutic efficacy is not sufficiently demonstrated, your Benefit exceeds the risk and there is a high test grade is."

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But caution: The price comparison Stiftung Warentest has taken mostly a means for adults under the magnifying glass. Children often need medication low dosage. Also features for Pregnant women, lactating women and the elderly apply. You talk with your pharmacist whether the drugs are suitable in these cases.

According to Stiftung Warentest, it is advisable to have medicines against the following complaints in the house:

For pain and fever:

Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen and acetylsalicylic acid are suitable agents to treat pain and fever to combat. For the in-house pharmacy Stiftung Warentest recommends, among other things, the following over-the-counter, available and affordable resources:

  • Ibutop, 10 tablets à 400 mg, 2,49 Euro
  • Paracetamol 1A Pharma 10 tablets à 500 mg, 1,06 Euro
  • ACE 500 1A Pharma 30 tablets of 500 mg, 2.92 Euro

In The Case Of Wounds:

Anyone who has been injured, you should disinfect the wound, to bacteria, fungi and viruses. The active substances according to the Stiftung Warentest, a well-tolerated, are povidone-Iodine and Octenidine/Phenoxyethanol. medium, which these substances contain, are:

  • Braunol (active ingredient povidone-Iodine), 30 ml of solution of 100 to 104 mg/ml, EUR 3.43
  • Octenisept solution (active ingredient: Octenidine dihydrochloride, Phenoxyethanol), 15 ml of solution à 1 mg/g 20 mg/g, to 3.02 euros

Wound healing support superficially applied creams with Panthenol or zinc oxide, for example,

  • Panthenol Jenapharm, 20 grams of cream of 50 mg/g, 2 Euro
  • Zinc oxide LAW, 25 grams of ointment containing 100 mg/g, 3,17 Euro

In The Case Of A Cold:

In the case of cold discourages Stiftung Warentest to resources with the active ingredients are Xylometazoline or Oxymetazoline, but not longer than five to seven days should use. Among other things, the experts recommend:

  • Nasal spray Sine-AL (active ingredient: Sylometazolin hydrochloride), 10 ml of nasal spray of 1 mg/ml, without preservatives, 2,99 Euro
  • Some claritin without cons (active ingredient: Oxymetazoline hydrochloride) 10 ml nasal spray à 0.5 mg/ml), 6,47 Euro

In The Case Of Neck Pain:

Saliva helps pain in the neck, because it keeps the mucous membranes in the throat moist and facilitates Swallowing. Pastilles with Emser salt can help the flow of saliva to stimulate, for example:

  • Emser lozenges sugar free menthol fresh, 30 pastilles à 126 mg, 4,15 Euro

Anaesthetic and disinfectant to act according to Stiftung Warentest, especially medicines with Ambroxol or lidocaine. However, the experts are calling for better evidence for effectiveness.

For Cough:

Who dry irritating cough has, the helps, according to Stiftung Warentest, an agent with Dextromethorphan, such as:

  • Cough suppressants-Ratiopharm 10 capsules à 22 mg, € 5.97
  • Vicks cough lozenges with honey, 12 pieces à 22 mg, 6,97 Euro

Drugs with the active ingredient Dextrometorphan you should take without medical consultation only a few days. If you suffer from mucous cough, you can assist the expectoration by tea or Inhale, as the experts of Stiftung Warentest rates. To grab Hustenlösern to not recommend them because of their effectiveness should first be occupied by better.

In The Case Of Diarrhoea:

By diarrhea, the body loses a lot of water and electrolytes. Both should be Diseased in the body, therefore, re-supplying, for example, by electrolyte mixtures such as:

  • Elotrans, 10 bags at 311 or 240 mosm/l, 6.47 euros
  • Oralpädon Apple banana, 10 bags at 311 or 240 mosm/l, 6.47 euros

Whom severe diarrhea with cramps plagues, the can also the active ingredient loperamide help in loperamide AL Acute, 10 Kapeln/tablets 2 mg for at 2.36 euros.

Depending on your needs, more drugs are useful

In addition to these are particularly useful remedies for the home medicine chest, it can, according to the Stiftung Warentest also help, depending on the need to have medication for the following diseases in the in-house pharmacy available, namely those against:

  • Nausea, here to help the testers, according to drugs with the active ingredient diphenhydramine
  • Constipation, about medium with the active ingredients Bisacodyl, sodium picosulfat, Lactulose or Macrogol
  • Heartburn, such agents with the active ingredients hydrotalcite, Magaldrat, omeprazole or pantoprazole
  • Sleep problems, help medications with the active ingredients diphenhydramine and Doxylamine
  • Allergies, such as medicines with the active ingredients, loratadine or cetirizine
  • Itching, about Hydrocutan Creme, 20 to 25 grams of cream à 2.5 mg/g with the active ingredient hydrocortisone for 5 Euro

In a good house pharmacy also AIDS, such as addition to drugs:

  • Band-AIDS
  • Gauze bandages and compresses
  • The Association of brackets
  • Safety pins
  • Role patch
  • Triangle scarf
  • Disposable gloves
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Tick removal
  • Cold/Hot Compress

Generally speaking, The medication should be stored in a cool and dry place. Kitchen or bathroom your own with your partially the warm, humid climate, therefore, is not. You should also check the in-house pharmacy, after some time, and expired medication to dispose of.

Important: the tablets or the drops you may get rid of not using the sink or toilet. This is because the medicine reaches in water bodies and pollute them. Therefore, their test is valid, according to the Foundation: “environment aware of medicines can often be over the rest of the trash. But part of municipal apply different rules, you can ask the waste company or arzneimittelentsorgung.de read.“

The entire test results can be read in the current issue of Stiftung Warentest.

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