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Lip balm, sunscreen and more! The best over-the-counter products of 2016

Most of us turn to friends or family for medicine advice, from which allergy pills help puffy eyes to the best non-greasy sunscreens. Well, thanks to this new trustworthy list from Pharmacy Times and U.S News & World Report, you can now get over-the-counter (OTC) medication recommendations from thousands of pharmacists instead.

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To check out the full list of best products, covering more than 1,100 OTC brands, head over to U.S. News Health and OTC Guide, but here are a few of the highlights:

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New categories and first-time winners are:

  • Intranasal coritcosteroids, Flonase
  • Children's topical cough suppressant, Vicks Vaporub
  • Infant gas, Mylicon Infant Gas Drops
Neutrogena
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen for Body, SPF 30

Sunscreen:

Neutrogena, 35%

Coppertone, 27%

Bullfrog, 12%

Banana Boat, 8%

CeraVe, 7%

RELATED: Consumer Reports reveals the best sunscreens to buy now

Antihistamines (allergy):

Claritin, 40%

Zyrtec 36%

Allegra Allergy, 12%

Benadryl 6%

Chlor-Trimeton, 5%

Pain, Oral Anti-Inflammatory:

Advil, 43%

Aleve, 28%

Motrin, 25%

Tylenol, 2%

Bayer, 2%

Pediatrics, pain relief:

Children's Tylenol, 57%

Children's Motrin, 30%

Children's Advil, 9%

Pediacare (Acetominophen), 2%

PediaCare IB (Ibuprofen), 2%

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Upset Stomach:

Pepto-Bismo, 54%

Emetrol, 29%

Alka-Seltzer, 10%

Kaopectate, 7%

Tums
Tums E-X Extra Strength 750 Antacid/Calcium Supplement Chewable Tablets Assorted

Antacids:

Tums, 40%

Mylanta, 21%

Maalox, 17%

Gaviscon, 15%

Alka-Seltzer, 4%

First Aid, Adhesive Bandages

Band-Aid, 73%

Nexcare, 15%

Curad, 11%

Other, 0%

First Aid, Topical Antibiotics

Neosporin, 74%

Polysporin, 11%

Hibiclens, 75

Bacitraycin Plus, 4%

Betadine, 2%

Toothpaste

Crest, 40%

Colgate, 25%

Sensodyne, 18%

Aquafresh, 7%

Tom's of Maine, 4%

Nasal Decongestant

Sudafed, 47%

Claritin-D, 13%

Mucinex D, 12%

Sudafed PE, 10%

Advil Cold & Sinus, 8%

Sun-Burn Relief

Solarcaine, 62%

Dermoplast, 21%

Hawaiian Tropic, 9%

Australian Gold, 4%

SunBurnt, 2%

Carmex
Carmex(R) Lip Balm Tubes

Lip Balm

Carmex, 30%

Burt's Bees, 20%

Blistex, 17%

Chapstick, 16%

Aquaphor Lip Repair, 6%

Listerine
COOL MINT LISTERINE(R) Antiseptic Mouthwash

Mouthwash/Rinse

Listerine, 36%

Biotene, 27%

ACT, 13%

Crest Pro-Health, 13%

Colgate Peroxyl, 9%

Contact Lens Solution

Opti-Free, 42%

Renu multi-purpose solution, 23%

Bio True, 13%

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution Easy Rub Formula, 7%

Clear Care Cleaning & Disinfecting Solution, 7%

Children's Vitamins

Flintstones Gummies/Multivitamins, 64%

Centrum Kids, 24%

L'il Critters Gummy Vites, 10%

NatureSmart Disney Character Gummies, 2%

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