Pharmacists' Picks: Top Recommended Health Products

These pharmacist-recommended over-the-counter products will make your next trip to the drugstore easier.

These pharmacist-recommended over-the-counter products will make your next trip to the drugstore easier
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Cough, Cold and Allergy

Diabetes Health

Diagnostics

Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat

First Aid

Oral Care

Pain and Inflammation

Pediatrics

Stomach and GI

Topicals

Vitamins and Supplements

Women's Health

More Health Products

Click around to find precisely what you're looking for. Some of the findings might surprise you. For example, when it comes to acne products, housed in Topicals, nearly a quarter of pharmacists surveyed by Pharmacy Times preferred Neutrogena (23 percent) to Proactiv (13 percent), the darling of daytime TV ads and celebrity endorsers. Among cough lozenges (in Cough, Cold and Allergy), Cepacol is the go-to, not Halls, Ricola, Sucrets or any others. And Claritin edges Zyrtec in the Oral Antihistamines category, Tylenol and Excedrin beat Aleve for headache relief and Band-Aid wins among adhesive bandages by a mile.

We hope Top Recommended Health Products will help make your next trip to the drugstore a little more informed and a little less mind-boggling. While you should always check package labels for ingredients, directions and warnings, this information is another resource when considering different brands. When in doubt about how well a product will handle the job, step up to the counter and ask.

Updated on 06/18/2013: This article was originally published on June 19, 2012. It has been updated to reflect the most recent survey results by Pharmacy Times.