Common Medications That May
Be Considered For Use

1. Pain reliever1. Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

2. Pain reliever with musculoskeletal anti-inflammation tabs

2. Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), Naproxen (Aleve)
3. Expectorant3. Guaifenesin (Robitussin, Mucinex), up to 1200 mg twice a day if needed.

4. Decongestant (for severe running nose, ear congestion or post-nasal drip)

4. Phenylephrine 10 mg three times per day if needed.
5. Anti-allergy (non-sedating) tabs5. Loratidine 10 mg (without the "-D")

6. Asthma and anti-inflammatory6. Corticosteroid nasal sprays (Flonase, Vancenase)
 Inhalers: steroids (Flovent, Azmacort, etc.)
 beta agonists (Ventolin, albuterol, Serevent)
 combinations (Combivent, Advair, DuoNeb)
 others (Atrovent inhaler, Mucomyst, cromolyn inhalers, tabs, liquid (Intal, Nalcrom)
 leukotriene inhibitors (Singulair, Accolate)


Most medications for pain control, sleep problems, nervousness, stress, moodiness, depression, irritability, anxiety, fatigue, alertness, cough suppression and control of appetite generally pose a substantial risk for individuals with any history of substance abuse.