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Over the Counter Medications

Parent/Guardian permission is required for all over-the-counter medications given during the school day. Nurses may give the following over the counter medications during the day if parents/guardians have approved these when signing the annual School Health Form.

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Epinephrine for anaphylaxis
  • Bacitracin ointment 
  • Benadryl 
  • Calamine Lotion 
  • Cough Drops Sugar Free
  • 1% Hydrocortisone Ointment 
  • Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) 
  • Pramozine HCL 1% (sting relief pads) 
  • Tums 

If your child needs to take any other over-the-counter medication during the school day, please do the following:

  • Download a copy of the Medication Administration Form or contact your child’s school nurse for a copy.
  • Complete and sign the Medication Administration Form. (Note: A physician does not need to sign)
  • Parents/guardians must bring medication to the school nurse. Do not send in medication with your child.
  • Medication must be in supplied in the original container.

Some children are eligible to self-administer medications. See the medication self-administration section for details.

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