Pharmacist recommended: 30 top OTC health products of 2018

U.S. News & World Report and Pharmacy Times, released their annual list of top recommended health products.

The list collects recommendations from thousands of pharmacists for more than 1,100 over-the-counter brands in 154 product categories.

Here are the No.1 pharmacist-recommended OTC products in 30 categories:  

1. Acid reducer: Priolosec OTC (winning 40 percent of pharmacists' votes)

2. Acne treatment: Differin gel (winning 27 percent of pharmacists' votes)

3. Adhesive bandage: Band-Aid (winning 74 percent of pharmacists' votes)

4. Antihistamine: Claritin (winning 39 percent of pharmacists' votes)

5. Athlete's foot treatment: Lamisil (winning 45 percent of pharmacists' votes)

6. Blood glucose monitor: OneTouch (winning 32 percent of pharmacists' votes)

7. Children's pain reliever: Children's Tylenol (winning 58 percent of pharmacists' votes)

8. Children's allergy medicine: Children's Zyrtec allergy syrup (winning 38 percent of pharmacists' votes)

9. Cough, cold and flu-daytime: DayQuil (winning 28 percent of pharmacists' votes)

10. Cough, cold and flu-nighttime: NyQuil (winning 43 percent of pharmacists' votes)

11. Cough suppressant: Delsym (winning 50 percent of pharmacists' votes)

12. Dandruff shampoo: Head & Shoulders (winning 31 percent of pharmacists' votes)

13. Digital thermometer: Braun ThermoScan (winning 30 percent of pharmacists' votes)

14. First aid topical antibiotic/antiseptic: Neosporin (winning 75 percent of pharmacists' votes)

15. Headache relief: Advil (winning 26 percent of pharmacists' votes)

16. Immune system support: Emergen-C (winning 39 percent of pharmacists' votes)

17. Lactose intolerance remedy: Lactaid (winning 92 percent of pharmacists' votes)

18. Menstrual pain relief: Midol Complete (winning 31 percent of pharmacists' votes)

19. Migraine relief: Excedrin Migraine (winning 74 percent of pharmacists' votes)

20. Mouthwash: Listerine (winning 34 percent of pharmacists' votes)

21. Nausea remedy: Emetrol (winning 82 percent of pharmacists' votes)

22. Oral decongestant: Sudafed (winning 49 percent of pharmacists' votes)

23. Oral glucose: Insta-Glucose (winning 57 percent of pharmacists' votes)

24. Pregnancy test: First Response (winning 72 percent of pharmacists' votes)

25. Sleep aid: Tylenol PM (winning 71 percent of pharmacists' votes)

26. Smoking cessation aid: NicoDerm CQ Patch (winning 69 percent of pharmacists' votes)

27. Sunburn relief: (winning 63 percent of pharmacists' votes)

28. Sunscreen: Neutrogena (winning 32 percent of pharmacists' votes)

29. Toothpaste: Crest (winning 36 percent of pharmacists' votes)

30. Topical cough suppressant, lozenge: Cepacol (winning 37 percent of pharmacists' votes)

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