What Over- the-Counter Medications are okay to take



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What Over- the-Counter Medications are OKAY to take

For a Cold/Allergies

Afrin Nasal Spray

Benadryl


Chloraceptic

Chlortrimeton tablets

Claritin (NOT Claritin D)

Diphenhydramine

Delsym Liquid

Dextromethorphan

Fenesin


Genahist

Guaifenesin

Hall’s Metho-Lyptus

Humibid Med quell Squares

Mucinex

Naldecon Senior DX



Naldecon Senior EX

Nasal Saline



Neo-Synephrine Nasal Spray

Organidin

Propylene Glycol/Polythylene Spray

Rhinaris


Robitussin

Salinex


Spec-T

Sucrets

Tavist (NOT D)

Triaminic

Uni-Hist


Vicks Cough Disks

Vicks Cough Silencers Vicks Lozenges

Teldrin Tablets

Zyrtec

For Pain and Sleep


Acetaminophen

Actron


Advil

Alka Seltzer

Aleve

Anacin


Anaprox

Ascriptin

Aspirin


Bufferin

Datril


Ecotrin

Empirin


Excedrin

Ibuprofen

Medipren


Melatonin

Midol


Motrin

Naproxen


Naprelan

Non-aspirin pain reliever Orudis

Pamprin


Premsyn

Sominex


Tylenol

Valerian Root



For Gastrointestinal Problems

Alophen Tablets

Altemagel

Amphogel

Benefiber

Camalox

Citromag


Correctol Tablets

Colace


Diasorb

Dialose Plus

Digel

Donnagel


Doxidan

Docusate/Ducolax

Dramimine

Fleets Enema Dulcolax

Emetrol


Ex-Lax

Gas-X


Gaviscon

Gelusil


Fiber-Con

Fibermed


Fleets Enema

Imodium


Kaopectate

Loperamine

Lopex


Maalox

Metamucil

Milk of Magnesia

Mitrolan


Mylanta

Mylicon


Modane

Neoloid


Metamucil Pepcil

Pepto Bismal

Peri-Colace

Perdiem Granules



Prilosec

Riopan


Rolaids

Senna


Senokot

Surfak


Emetrol

Mylicon


Diar-Aid Tablets Tums

Omeprazole

Pepto Bismol

Rheban


Tagemet

Zegerid


For Toothache/Cold Sore/Topical

Ambesol

Amosan


Aveeno

Balmex


Bentoquam

Benzodent

Blistex

Boudreaux Butt Paste



Burows Soluntion

Campho-Phenique

Carmex


Cortaid

Desitin


Domeboro

Duofilm


Gold Bond

Gly Oxide

Gyne-Lotrimin


Gynezol

Femstat


Hepecin-L

Hydrocortisone

Ivy block

Monistat

Orajel

Orasept


Pramoxine

Numzident

Polaris Poultice

Sarna Lotion

Salicyclic Acid

Tanac

Vagistat


Zinc oxide

Herbal Supplements


There are many herbal supplements on the market, so if it is not listed here check with your counselor before you start using it.

Aloe

Andrographis



Echinacea

Garlic


Ginko Biloba

Ginseng


Kava

Saw Palmetto

St. John’s Wort

Valerian


Nicotine Replacements are all OKAY to take (gum, patch, oral, etc)

IMPORTANT: Before you take any mind or mood altering medications, discuss with your primary counselor (except in emergency situations). Please bring in a copy of your current prescription(s) to keep on file.

What’s not okay


Use of another person’s prescription medication

Use of prescription medication without a prescription

Medical Marijuana

Use of any unapproved over-the-counter medications

Exceeding the recommended dosages of either prescribed or over-the-counter medications

Mixing your medications with someone else’s


Do not use


Any illicit drug

Any medication containing alcohol-Tinctures

Any medication containing ephedrine

Any tea or herbal containing mah juang or taurine

Wine in cooking

Over-the-counter diet pills



Poppy seeds


If you are unsure about a medication, consult your primary specialist before taking it!

Remember, When in doubt…..don’t take it!







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