Brazil

Home to the world’s most vibrant Carnival celebration, Brazil is teeming with rhythmic music, stunning beaches, and a diverse expanse of wildlife habitats and climates. While you are enjoying Brazil’s exciting nightlife and breathtaking scenery, keep this list of over-the-counter drugs handy to combat any sickness that could put a damper on your party.

What are your symptoms?

Complaint/AilmentActive IngredientAvailable in US as:Available in Brazil as:
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic AcidAspirinAAS
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic AcidAlidor
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic Acid & DextropropoxypheneNot approved
in the US
Doloxene-A
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic Acid & CaffeineNot available
in the US
Fontol (aspirin & caffeine)
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic Acid & CaffeineMelhoral (aspirin & caffeine)
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetylsalicylic Acid & CaffeineMelhoral C
(aspirin, caffeine, and vitamin C)
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerIbuprofenMotrinAlivium
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerIbuprofenAdvilAdvil
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerIbuprofenChildren’s AdvilBuprovil
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerIbuprofenChildren’s Advil
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerNaproxen SodiumAleveNaproxeno
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerNaproxen SodiumFlanax
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetaminophen ParacetamolTylenolTylenol
Pain Relief/Fever ReducerAcetaminophen ParacetamolChildren’s TylenolChildren’s Tylenol
Pain Relief/Fever Reducer
For Cardiovascular Protection
Acetylsalicylic AcidSt. Joseph’s
Baby Aspirin
AAS Protect
Pain Relief/Fever Reducer
For Cardiovascular Protection
Acetylsalicylic AcidAspirin Infantil
Topical Pain ReliefMethyl
Salicylate
Aspi-RubAspi-Rub
Cold & Flu
Pain/Fever;
Decongestant
Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine
Paracetamol,
Fenilefrina
Various
brands
Vick Pyrena (with fenilefrina)
Cold & Flu
Pain/Fever;
Decongestant
Acetaminophen, Phenylephrine
Paracetamol,
Fenilefrina
Lemon-flavored drink
Cold & Flu
Cough/Chest
Congestion
GuaifenesinMucinexVicks Xarope
Cold & Flu
Cough/Chest
Congestion
GuaifenesinRobitussin (contains dextromethorphan)Glyteol Xarope
Cold & Flu
Cough/Chest
Congestion
GuaifenesinBricanyl
Cold & Flu
Cough/Chest
Congestion
GuaifenesinAeroflux (inhaler)
Cold & Flu
Cough/Chest
Congestion
Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil, Turpentine Oil, LevometholVicks VaporubVicks Vaporub
Cold & Flu
Nasal Congestion
Levomethamphetamine, Menthol, Camphor, Siberian
Pine Needle Oil, Methyl Salicylate
Vicks InhalerVicks Inhaler
Allergy AntihistamineLoratadine (non-drowsy)
Loratadina
ClaritinLoralerg
Allergy AntihistamineLoratadine (non-drowsy) LoratadinaAlavertLoranil
Allergy AntihistamineFexofenadine
Fexofenadina
AllegraAllegra
Allergy AntihistamineEbastine (non-drowsy)
Ebastina
Not available
in the US
Ebastel
Allergy AntihistamineDiphenhydramine (causes drowsiness)BenadrylBenadryl
Allergy AntihistamineDiphenhydramine (causes drowsiness)AllerMaxDifenidrin
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Cetirizine & Pseudoephedrine
Cetirizina y Pseudoefedrina
Zyrtec DZyrtec D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Ebastine & Pseudoephedrine
(non-drowsy)
Ebastina y Pseudoefedrina
Not available
in the US
Ebastel D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Loratadine & Pseudoephedrine (non-drowsy)
Loratadina y Pseudoefedrina
Alavert DLoralerg D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Loratadine & Pseudoephedrine (non-drowsy)
Loratadina y Pseudoefedrina
Claritin DLoranil D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Loratadine & Pseudoephedrine (non-drowsy)
Loratadina y Pseudoefedrina
Lorenix D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Loratadine & Pseudoephedrine (non-drowsy)
Loratadina y Pseudoefedrina
Claritin D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Fexofenadine
& Pseudoephedrine
Fexofenadina y Pseudoefedrina
Allegra DAllegra D
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Azatadine & Pseudoephedrine
Azatadina y Pseudoefedrina
Not available
in the US
Cedrin
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Brompheniramine, Pseudoephedrine
& Dextromethorphan (may cause drowsiness)
Bromfed DMWinter Ap
Allergy
Decongestant & Antihistamine
Brompheniramine, Pseudoephedrine
& Dextromethorphan (may cause drowsiness)
Carbodex DM
Allergy
Steroid & Decongestant
FluticasoneFlonase Nasal
Spray
Flixonase Nasal Spray
Allergy
Steroid & Decongestant
FluticasoneFluticaps Inhaler
Allergy
Steroid & Decongestant
FluticasoneFlutivate (topical corticosteroid)
DiarrheaLoperamideImodiumImosec
HemorrhoidsPramoxine, Phenylephrine, GlycerinPreparation
H
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HemorrhoidsTopical HydrocortisoneHydrocortisone
creams
Locoid
HemorrhoidsTopical HydrocortisoneLypocream
HemorrhoidsTopical HydrocortisoneBerlison
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
ZantacUlcoren
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Pylorid
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Antak
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Ranidin
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Zylium
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Tazepin
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Ulceril
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Ranitil
AntacidsRanitidine
Ranitidina
Zadine
AntacidsOmeprazole
Omeprazol
PrilosecOmep
AntacidsOmeprazole
Omeprazol
Omeprotec
AntacidsOmeprazole
Omeprazol
Oprazon
AntacidsOmeprazole
Omeprazol
Peprazol
AntacidsOmeprazole
Omeprazol
Losec
AntacidsLansoprazole
Lanzoprazol
PrevacidLansoHexol
AntacidsLansoprazole
Lanzoprazol
Prazol
AntacidsEsomeprazoleNexiumNexium
Antacids with antibioticsLansoprazole, Amoxicillin, ClarithromycinPrevpacPyloripac
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelMorning after pillPostinor
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelPlan BPostinor Uno (one dose)
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelPozato
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelPozato Uni (one dose)
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelPPMS
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelEmergyn
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelEscinor
Emergency ContraceptionLevonorgestrelNorlevo
Sleep AidDiphenhydraminezzQuilDifenidrin
Sleep AidDiphenhydramineBenadryl
Sleep AidDiphenhydramine, Naphazoline

Difenidramina y Nafazolina
zzQuil & Naphazoline (not approved) Adnax
Motion Sickness/NauseaDimenhydrinateDramamineDramavit
Motion Sickness/NauseaDimenhydrinateTriptoneDramin
Motion Sickness/NauseaDimenhydrinate with Vitamin B6-Dramavit B6
Motion Sickness/NauseaDimenhydrinate with Vitamin B6Nausicalm B6

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