South Africa

South Africa is a stunning country at the southernmost tip of Africa where two oceans meet. Whether you are touring its lush wind lands, or seeing exotic wildlife, be prepared for any potential illnesses with this guide to over-the-counter medicines available in South Africa.

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Complaint/AilmentActive IngredientsAvailable in US as:Available in South Africa
Naproxen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenGeneric NaproxenAdeco-Naproxen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenGeneric NaproxenAspen-Naproxen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenGeneric NaproxenMylan-Naproxen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenAleve/Naprosyn/AnaproxNafasol
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenAleve/Naprosyn/AnaproxNapflam
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenAleve/Naprosyn/AnaproxAleve
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryNaproxenAleve/Naprosyn/AnaproxAntalgic
Paracetamol/Acetaminophen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/OrphenadrineNot Available in USBesemax
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/OrphenadrineNot Available in USBesenol
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenCalmodor
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenCalpol
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/CodeineOnly available by Script in USCo-codamol ?
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-InflammatoryParacetamol/Ibuprofen Not Available in USDentopain
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/DextropropoxypheneTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenDoxyfene
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/CodeineOnly Available by script in USEmacod
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenEmpaped
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenEspasmocol
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenGo-Pain P
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenLotem
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryParacetamol/IbuprofenNot Available in USMypaid
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer InsomniaParacetamol/DiphenhydramineTylenol PmNight Pain
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenPainamol
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/CodeineOnly available by Script in USPainamol Plus
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenPanado
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryParacetamol/IbuprofenNot Available in USPanado Plus
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenPerfalgan
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenProfief
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamol/MephenesinTylenol/Generic AcetaminophenSpasmend
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/TramadolNot Available In USTramacet
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/TramadolNot Available In USTramazac Co
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer InsomniaParacetamol/DiphenhydramineTylenol PMTylenol PM
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Major Pain ReliefParacetamol/TramadolNot Available In USUltracet
Aches/Pains Fever ReducerParacetamolGeneric AcetaminophenWoodwards Paracetamol
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenGeneric IbuprofenAdeco-Ibuprofen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvilAdvil
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenBetagesic
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenBetaprofen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenIbuflam
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenIbucine
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenIbumol
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenIbupain
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenInza
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofen/ParacetamolNot Available in USLotem
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenNurofen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatory Major Pain ReliefIbuprofen/CodeineNot Available in USNurofen Plus
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofen Advil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenNurofen Period Pain
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenRanfen
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenAdvil/Motrin/Generic IbuprofenSandoz Ibuprofen
Children's Pain Relief/Fever Reducer
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenChildren's Advil/MotrinNurofen for Children
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryIbuprofenChildren's Advil/MotrinBrufen Pediatric
Acetylsalicylic Acid/Aspirin
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic Acid/ DipyridamoleNot Available in USAsasantin Retard\
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic AcidEcotrin/Bayer lose dose (81mg)Bayer Aspirin Cardio 100mg
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic AcidBayer aspirin/Generic AspirinBe-Tabs Aspirin
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic AcidEcotrinEcotrin
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic AcidBayer Lose Dose AspirinLo-Aspirin
Aches/Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatoryAcetylsalicylic AcidGeneric AspirinPCH Acetylsalicylic
Cold and Flu
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Sinus/Nasal CongestionParacetamol/PhenylpropanolamineNot Available in US for safety reasonsSinuclear
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Sinus/Nasal Congestion Sinus PressureParacetamol/PseudoephedrineNot Available in US for safety reasonsSinugesic
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Sinus/Nasal Congestion Sinus PressureParacetamol/PseudoephedrineNot Available in US for safety reasonsSinumax
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Itchy/Watery eyes Runny Nose/SneezingParacetamol/PhenylephrineTylenol SinusSinustat
CoughingDextromethorphanDelsym DMBenylin Dry Cough
CoughingDextromethorphanDelsym DMDilinct
Chest congestionGuaifenesinMucinexBenylin Wet Cough
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatory Sinus/Nasal Congestion Ibuprofen/PseudoephedrineNot Available in USNurofen Cold & Flu
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatory Sinus/Nasal Congestion Ibuprofen/PseudoephedrineNot Available in USSinutab 3-Way
Aches Pains Fever Reducer Anti-inflammatory Sinus/Nasal Congestion Ibuprofen/PseudoephedrineNot Available in USBenylin For Colds
AllergyCetirizine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineAcuzyrt
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineAdco-Cetirizine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineAllcet
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic Cetirizineallermine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineAspen Cetirizine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineAustell Cetirizine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineBetek
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineCetirizine-Hexal
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineTexa
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineZetop
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatCetirizineZyrtec/Generic CetirizineZyncet
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinAllergex Non Drowsy
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinApex-Loratadine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinAP-Loratadine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinCipla-Loratadine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinClarinese
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinClarinese Syrup
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinDemazin NS
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinLaura
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinLorfast
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinPollentyme
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinRhinigine
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatLoratadineAlavert/ClaritinRohist
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatDiphenhydramine/Ammonium ChlorideNot Available in USBenylin Original
Allergic Rash/Hives Red Itchy Skin Topical Pain ReliefDiphenhydramine chloride/CalamineCaladrylCaladryl (topical ?)
Itchy/Watery Eyes Runny Nose/Sneezing Itchy ThroatDiphenhydramine/MepyramineNot Available in USHistodor
Fluticasone
RhinitisFluticasoneFlonaseAvamys
RhinitisFluticasoneFlonaseFlixonase
RhinitisFluticasoneFlonaseFlixotide
RhinitisFluticasoneFlonaseFlomist
RhinitisFluticasone FlonaseFlonase
RhinitisFluticasoneFlonaseFoxair
RhinitisFluticasone/SalmeterolNot Available in USSerefol
RhinitisFluticasone/SalmeterolNot Available in USSeretide
Sleep-Aide
Aches/Pains InsomniaDiphenhydramine/ParacetamolTylenol PMMypaid Night Pain
Aches/Pains InsomniaDiphenhydramine/ParacetamolTylenol PMTylenol PM
InsomniaDiphenhydramineUnisom/ZzquilBetasleep
Anti-DiarrheaLoperamide
DiarrheaLoperamideImodium/Generic LoperamideNorimode
DiarrheaLoperamideImodium/Generic LoperamideCipta-Lopermide
DiarrheaLoperamideImodium/Generic LoperamideGastron
DiarrheaLoperamideImodiumImodium
DiarrheaLoperamideImodium/Generic LoperamideLoperstat
Constipation
ConstipationBisacodylDulcolaxDulcolax
ConstipationBisacodylDulcolax/Ex-lax/Generic BisocodylFreshen Bisacodyl Laxative
ConstipationBisacodylDulcolax/Ex-lax/Generic BisocodylPeritone Bisacodyl Laxative
ConstipationBisacodylDulcolax/Ex-lax/Generic BisocodylGencolax
Motion Sickness
Nausea Upset StomachDimenhydrinate/Tartrazine Dramamine (US product does not contain Tartazine) Dramamine (warning of allergic reaction including Bronchial Asthma)
Hemorrhoids
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rash Bacteria associated with rashHydrocortisone/CiprofloxacinNot Available in USCiprobay HC Otic
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Covocort
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Daktacort
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Hydrocortisone Vitalis
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Procutan
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Locoid
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Solu Cortef
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Dilucort
Itchy Skin Redness and Inflammation due to rashHydrocortisoneCortaid/Caldecort/Cortisone-10Neomycin
Heartburn/GERD (Acid Reflux)
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineNo equivalent dosageHistak 500mg
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineZantacRanihexal 150mg (also comes in a 300mg which is not available in US)
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineZantacRanit
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineNot available in USRanitidine 300 Biotech
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineZantacR-Loc
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineZantacUltak 150mg (also comes in 300mg which is not available in US)
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)RanitidineZantacZantac
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)OmeprazoleGeneric OmeprazoleAccord Omeprazole
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)OmeprazoleGeneric OmeprazoleAdco-Omeprazole
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)OmeprazoleProsilec/LosecAltosec
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)OmeprazoleProsilec/LosecLokit
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)OmeprazoleProsilec/LosecLosec
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)LansoprazoleGeneric LansoprazoleAspen-Lansoprazole
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)LansoprazolePrevicidLancap
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)LansoprazolePrevicidLansoloc
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)LansoprazolePrevicid/Generic LansoprazoleLansoprazole Unicorn
heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)LansoprazolePrevicid/Generic LansoprazoleLansoprazole Winthrop
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux)
Heartburn GERD (Acid Reflux) Anti-inflammatoryEsomeprazole/NaproxenVimovo (only by Prescription)Vimovo
Emergency Contraception
Prevent PregnancyLevonorgestrelPlan BE-Gen-C
Prevent PregnancyLevonorgestrelPlan BEscapellell

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