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· Wile E Coyote, Genius.
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Just adding my random comments.

Pain - For me, I would add Naproxin and delete Ibuprofen. For me at least, I've found it way more effective as anti inflammatory and cutting pain.
- Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin)
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
- Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin)
- Caffeine tablets
- Amoxicillin
- Ciprofloxacin
- Cephalexin
- Metronidazole
- Doxycycline
- Ampicillin
- Clindamycin
- Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprin
Anti-fungal - I had a nasty underarm rash after Hurricane Ike. (2 weeks humidity and no power/ air conditioning). I tried all that fancy crap and it did nothing but dent my wallet. Cured it with vinegar finally, which was super fast and effective. .
- Fluconazole
Flu - Not sure I would mess with these flu wonder drugs. But Elderberry juice is the wonder drug for me. :)
- Oseltamivir (Tamiflu)
Corticosteroids - A course of prednisone is a real game changer for nasty poison ivy. So I am agreeing whole heartedly.
- Corticosteroids
- Hydrocortisone (Cortef)
- Cortisone
- Deltasone, also called prednisone epocrates
Anti-diarrheal - The only thing that ever worked for me was Donnagel PG (with paregoric, a morphine derivative). Does any of this other crap work?
- loperamide (Imodium)
- bismuth subsalicylate (Kaopectate, Pepto-Bismol)
Antihistamines For me, Allegra, Benedryl, fluticisone spray (Flo-nase), and oxymetazolin spray are my go -tos. Personally I wouldn't bother with the others.
- Cetirizine (Zyrtec)
- fexofenadine (Allegra)
- levocetirizine (Xyzal)
- loratadine (Claritin, Alavert)
- Brompheniramine (Dimetapp allergy, Nasahist B)
- chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton)
- clemastine (Tavist)
- diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
Decongestants - personally I have no use for Sudafed.
- Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)
Cough - If I am coughing, it is because I need to cough. I focus on why I am coughing and address that issue. Cough syrup does almost nothing for me. Fix the sinus infection or whatever is insulting the airway.
- Guaifenesin (Expectorant)
- Dextromethorphan (Suppressant)
Radiation - I don't keep those superhero pills. Iodine is vital for good health though, so I supplement with Lugol's solution. Also,if you continually supplement, your thyroid is full of iodine anyway, and there is no reason to take the superhero pills. Plus many object to supplementing mildly with Lugol's yet think it is a good idea to megadose Iodine in an emergency, when the hospital can't fix you when you go into some thyroid storm or other thryroid emergency from these high dose pills.

- Potassium Iodate (KIO3)

Taking these pills after Fukishima caused several people to go to the hospital.
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