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Taking Medications At School
If your child is in need of medication (prescriptions or aspirin, cough medicine, cough
drops) during the school day, an "Authorization for Medication" form is required to be on
file in the school office prior to dispensing medication (prescription or over-the-counter
drugs) to your child. The form must be signed by the doctor and parent. Also, students
are not to bring medication to school; this is the responsibility of the parent. All approved
medication must be in the original container. Your pharmacy will give you an additional
labeled bottle if you request it for school.

Cough Drops At School
With cough and cold season upon us, we have had some questions about cough drops at
school. There are some throat lozenges that are allowed at school without having to have
a medication authorization on file. You may send these to school with your child to be
kept in their backpack, locker, or, if you prefer, the office.

The following cough drops are approved:

N'Ice
N'Ice Clear Throat Discs
Robitussin Cough Drops
Ludens
Sucrets (regular)
Halls or Maximum Strength Halls Plus
Vicks Menthol Cough Drops
Vicks Cough Drops (all flavors)

Lozenges with package directions giving specific time intervals, maximum dose within
24 hours, or that contain dextromethorphan or benzonate, are not allowed.

				
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