What’s In Your Medicine Cabinet?

Common Over-the-Counter items every household should have.

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We’ve all been there before. Curled up in bed with a bad cold, head hurting and can’t breathe through your nose, only to realize you ran out of Tylenol and nasal spray. No one wants to drive to a store to pick up meds while they’re sick. With the cold and flu season upon us, it’s a good time to re-evaluate the OTC items you have in the cabinets, toss out expired medications and supplements, and replace them with new essential medicines for your home.

Common OTC drugs to keep in your medicine cabinet:

  • Pain Relievers – Advil, Tylenol, Aleve
  • Antacid – Tums
  • Daily Vitamins – Nature Made Multivitamins
  • Vitamin D*Nature's Bounty Vitamin D Tablets
  • Probiotics – Culturelle Probiotics
  • Antihistamine – Benadryl Dye-Free Liquigels
  • Allergy relief – Flonase Spray
  • Upset stomach/diarrhea – Pepto Bismal

*Many people that live in the PNW are Vitamin D deficient. Please check with your doctor before adding this to your daily regimen.

Cold and Flu:

  • Thermometer – iCalibeur Infrared Thermometer
  • Nasal decongestant – NeilMed Sinus Rinse Kit
  • Cough syrup – Nyquil/Dayquil
  • Immune Support – Nuun Immunity Hydration
  • Cough drops/Throat lozenge – Ricola, Halls

First Aid:

  • Band-Aids – Band-Aid Skin-Flex Assorted Sizes
  • Antibiotic Ointment – Neosporin
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – Rite Aid Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Elastic bandage – Ace Elastic Bandage
  • Sterile Gauze – Rite Aid Gauze Sponges
  • Alcohol wipes – Rite Aid Alcohol Prep Pads
  • Itch/Sting relief – After Bite Itch Cream
  • Hot/Cold pack – Thermacare
  • Burn Relief/Chapped/Cracked skin – Vaseline

Wishing everyone health through the cold and flu season and beyond!