• Guidelines for Over-the Counter (OTC) Medication Administration
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    The following over the counter (OTC) medications (or their generic equivalents) may be administered by the school nurse/building nurse as directed by the package dosage guidelines, but not to exceed a single dose ** in the school day.   A written/signed request note and the medication in the original and properly labeled container/package must be provided by the parent/guardian. (Examples are listed in parenthesis)

    Allergy meds (Benadryl, Claritin, Zyrtec)

    Antacids (Tums, Maalox, Mylanta)

    Anti—diarrheal (Imodium)

    Cold/Sinus/Cough preparations (Tylenol, Advil, Triaminic, Dayquil, Mucinex, Sudafed)


    Eye drops (lubricants, allergy relief)


    Menstrual /analgesic relief (Excedrin, Pamprin, Midol)

    **Throat/Cough Lozenges (Menthol) – may be more than a single dose

    Topical lotion/cream/ointment (SPF, Ivy Block, anti-itch)


    Glen S. Bartlett, M.D.

    School Health Consultant

    Date: May 2010