Medicine Cabinet Musts
A handy reference guide
Acetaminophen (non-aspirin pain reliever) — for controlling pain and fever.
Adhesive bandages – for covering minor wounds.
Antibiotic ointment – for preventing infection of wounds.
Anti-diarrhea medication – for controlling diarrhea.
Aspirin – (for adults only) for use if you think you may be having a heart attack or stroke; go to an Emergency Room immediately.
Elastic bandages – for supporting injured joints.
Electrolyte replacement – for replacing body salts.
Hydrogen peroxide – for cleaning minor wounds.
Ibuprofen – for controlling pain, fever and inflammation. People aged 65 and over should consult their physician first.
Thermometer – for measuring body temperature.
Throat lozenges or spray – for controlling sore throat pain.
Tweezers – for removing splinters.
* Always remember to read the label before taking any medication. If you are in doubt, consult your physician before purchasing or taking any medication.
** Store medication in a cool, dry place, out of the reach of children and away from bright light. Heat and moisture can also diminish the potency of medication (e.g. kitchen and bathroom cabinets).