Some of the many over-the-counter medications available through RightSource include generic cough suppressants, triple antibiotic ointments and ibuprofen, according to the company's website, RightSourceRX.com. The pharmacy sells generic equivalents of many over-the-counter medications used for allergy relief, digestive health, first aid, and cold and flu symptoms.
Patients should not use cough-suppressing medications unless a cough is keeping them up at night or is interfering with their activities, according to WebMD. These medications work by blocking the cough reflex and can help smokers as well as asthma and emphysema patients. Dextromethorphan is the most common cough suppressant, and since it can interact with other medicines, it is best to talk with a doctor before using it.
Triple antibiotic ointments are used to kill bacteria on the skin to prevent infections from minor cuts, scrapes and burns, notes Drugs.com. These ointments should not be used on children younger than 2 years old, and those who have chronic ear infections or ruptured eardrums should consult a doctor prior to use.
Ibuprofen is typically used as a pain reliever to treat the pain associated with headache, arthritis, menstrual cramps and muscle aches, as WebMD explains. Ibuprofen is also used to reduce fever from the flu and the common cold. The medicine works by blocking the production of certain substances in the body that cause inflammation, which can lead to side effects such as upset stomach, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness.