Medical Policies- Over The Counter Medicine
A few policies of note:
- Please indicate on your child’s medical form if there are any over-the-counter medications that should not be taken.
- We are not requiring a prescription for over-the-counter allergy medicines that are given daily. Keep in mind that being outside in Wimberley may intensify your children’s allergies.
- Please do not send vitamins unless you absolutely must. Please do not send gummy vitamins. They will melt and we cannot distribute them.
- Please do not send liquid medications if your child can swallow a pill.
Please do not send the following medications to camp—they are given as needed and kept in stock:
|Acetaminophen (Tylenol)||Acetaminophen is used for the relief of fever as well as aches and pains associated with many conditions.|
|Antidiarrheal (Maalox)||Relieves symptoms of excessive stomach acidity in patients with indigestion, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or stomach or duodenal ulcers.|
|Benadryl||Used to treat sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, hives, rashes, itching, and other symptoms of allergies and the common cold.|
|Benzonatate (Tessalon Perles)||Used to treat coughs, under the discretion of our health center provider.|
|Calamine Lotion||Used as an antipruritic (anti-itching agent) to treat mild pruritic conditions such as sunburn, eczema, rashes, poison ivy, chickenpox, insect bites and stings.|
|Calcium Carbonate (Tums)||Used to treat heartburn and upset stomach symptoms|
|Cough Drops (Generic)||Used to ease coughing or soothe a sore throat.|
|Formulary over the counter cough medicines||Used to treat cold and cough symptoms|
|Guaifenisen (Mucinex)||Cold medicine for the relief of cough symptoms and to thin mucous|
|Hydrocortisone Cream||Used to treat rashes, eczema, bites, reduces itch and inflammation.|
|Ibuprofen (Advil)||Used to treat headaches, muscle aches, backaches, dental pain, menstrual cramps, arthritis, or athletic injuries. This medication is also used to reduce fever and to relieve minor aches and pain due to the common cold or flu.|
|Loperamide (Imodium)||Used to treat diarrhea|
|Loratadine (Claritin products)||Provides relief of seasonal allergy symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose (rhinitis), itching eyes, and sneezing. It is also used for hives.|
|Tolnaftate (Tinactin)||Used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm infections. Tolnaftate is also used, along with other antifungals, to treat infections of the nails, scalp, palms, and soles of the feet.|
|Pepto-Bismol||Used to relieve nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, used for over the age of 12.|
|Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed)||Nasal decongestant|
|Zofran||Used to treat nausea, under the discretion of our health center provider.|