We believe that over-the-counter medicines should be treated with the same caution as prescription drugs. Over-the-counter medications that are listed below can be administered only with the written permission of the child’s parent and physician. Written instructions from the physician or dentist must be obtained. Medication must be presented in its original container and have a label with the child’s name, current date, time and dose to be given, number of days to be administered (not to exceed 30 days), and the name of the doctor or dentist.
Antihistamines Non-aspirin fever reducing relievers Non-narcotic cough suppressants Decongestants Anti-itching ointments or lotions, intended only to relieve itching Sun screen
We recommend that you always ask for written instructions during visits to the doctor for all over-the-counter medications prescribed. We also recommend that you ask you doctor to call the pharmacist for a prescription label with instructions for any over-the-counter medications that he/she recommends.
Parents may come by during the day to administer over-the-counter medication to their child or may authorize, in writing the emergency contact person(s) listed on the enrollment form to do so. It is required that the parent or person administering the medication sign a medication form documenting the name of the medicine, dosage, date, time, and who administered the medicine.