Estradiol is the most powerful estrogen and the one most commonly prescribed in the treatment of menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, and also as a topical for the treatment of vaginal dryness and atrophy. This IC should never be used by women with an ER+ (estrogen-positive) cancer of any type.
Alprazolam is the generic name of Xanax, is the most widely prescribed anxiety medication in the US. Alprazolam has no indications beyond the treatment of general anxiety disorder and for the relief of acute panic attacks.
Gabapentin is the most popular medication for the treatment of many types of pain, including diabetic neuropathy and any other kind of neuropathic pain, post-herpetic neuralgia, and any kind of burning or shooting pain. It is also used for the treatment of restless leg syndrome, menopausal hot flashes, and epilepsy.
Butalbital is a barbiturate pain reliever most commonly prescribed for the treatment of headaches or musculoskeletal pain. It is often combined with acetaminophen or aspirin for a more comprehensive pain-relieving effect. Those seeking mild analgesia can use this as a stand-along IC. Create a complex with other anti-inflammatories for more powerful effect.
Sumatriptan is perhaps the most commonly prescribed medication for the treatment of migraine and cluster headaches. It is recommended that this IC be used at the earliest possible awareness that a cluster or migraine headache might be developing, drinking a liter of IC water within the first 20 minutes, and continuing with more IC water as necessary.
Prednisone is one of the most widely prescribed steroid anti-inflammatory medications in the world. It is used in the treatment of arthritis, autoimmune conditions such as lupus, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, scleroderma, lichen planus, and many others.
Oxycodone is the most widely prescribed opiate pain reliever in the world. It is used in the treatment of both acute and chronic pain, including back pain, joint pain, post-surgical pain, dental pain, cancer-related pain, and many other painful conditions.
Venlafaxine is one of the most widely prescribed anti-depressants on the market. It is in the class of selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors. In addition to use in the treatment of depression, it is widely used "off-label" in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy, migraine headaches, and menopausal hot flashes.