SAMPLE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINES Used Primarily for Medical Care These are typically reimbursable with proper claim substantiation. No recommendation from a health care provider is needed. Type of Drug Examples* Allergy Prevention & Treatment Benadryl, Sudafed, Actifed, Chlora Trimaton, and Nasalcrom Antacids and Acid Reducer Gas-X, Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, AXID AR, Pepcid AC, Prilosec OTC, Tagamet HB, and Zantac 75 AXID AR Anticandial Femstat 3, Gyne-Lotrimin, Mycelrx-7, Monistat 3, 7 and Vagistat-1 Antihistamines Actidil Syrup and Capsules, Actifed, Allerest, Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimeton, Contac, Dimetane, Drixoral, Nyquil, Sudafed, Tavist-1, and Triaminic Antidiarraheal and Laxatives Ex-Lax, Pepto-Bismol, Immodium A.D. and Kaopectate Anti-fungal Lamisil AT, Lotramin AF, and Micatin Anti-itch Lotions and Creams (e.g., for athletes foot, Bactine, Calecort, Cortaid, Hydrocortisone, and jock itch, bug bites, poison ivy) Lanacort, Calamine Lotion, Benadryl Cream, Caladryl, Cortaid, Lamisil AT, Lotramin AF and Micatin Cold Sore/Fever Blister Abreva Cream Cough Suppressants Robitussin, Vicks 44, Chloraseptic Decongestant/Nasal Decongestant and Cold Remedies Advil Cold and Sinus, Afrin, Afrinol, Aleve Cold and Sinus, Children’s Advil Cold, Duration, Dristan Long Lasting, Neo-Synephrine-12 Hour, Orrivin, Sudafed, Tavist-D, Tylenol Cold and Flu, Thera-flu, Alka Seltzer Cold and Flu, Nyquil, Actidil Syrup and Capsules, Actifed, Allerest, Benadryl, Claritin, Chlor-Trimetron, Contac, Dimetane, Drixoral, Sudafed, Tavist –1, and Triaminic Diaper Rash Ointments Balmax and Desitin Eye Drops for Al1ergy/Cold Relief Hemorrhoid Treatments Preparation H, Hemorid, and Tronolane Internal Analgesic/antipyretic Advil, Aleve, Children’s Motrin, Nuprin, Excedrin, Tylenol, Bayer Menstrual Cycle Medications Midol, Pamprin and Premysyn PMS Migraine Advil Migraine Liqui-gels, Excedrin Migraine, Motrin Migraine Pain Motion Sickess Medications Dramamine and Marizine Smoking Cessation Aids Commit, Nicoderm CQ, Nicorette, Nicotrol Pediculicide (head lice) Poison Ivy Protection Ivy Block Smoking Cessation Commit, Nicoderm CQ, Nicorette Toothache and teething pain relievers DUAL PURPOSE MEDICINES Permissible Only With Doctors Verification Listing Diagnosis of a Medical Condition and Recommendation for Medication Anti-baldness/hair loss/hair replacement/such as Rogaine, but only if to replace hair loss due to a medical condition and not for balding due to age. Medicated shampoo to treat a specific medical condition like psoriasis and only the amount in excess of the cost of normal shampoo. Many plan sponsors may exclude completely to avoid having to determine whether the cost of a medicated shampoo exceeds the cost of regular shampoo. Dental fluoride treatments, special mouthwashes, or treatments for gingivitis Glucosamine/chondrotin for arthritis and other medical conditions (not reimbursable if taken for overall joint health). Herbal supplements used to treat a specific disease such as St. John’s Wort for depression. Nose strips for proper breathing or other medical conditions. Retin-A and other acne medicines (not reimbursable if used for cosmetic purposes such as wrinkle reduction. Snoring cessation aids and medications such as Breathe Right Spray, Norezz. Weight loss/dietary supplements must be for a specific medical condition such as obesity. OVER THE COUNTER MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND DEVICES Permissible Products for Medical Care with Proper Claim Substantiation Product or Device Medical Care, Dual Purpose or Comments General Well Being 1. Crutches Medical Care Crutches are primarily used when there is a leg or foot injury 2.Bandages such as Band-aids, Likely Medical Care Band-aids and gauze are gauze, ace bandages arguably used to prevent infection where there is an imminent probability of infection. Ace bandages and other similar products are typically used to support bone and/or joint injuries. 3. Condoms and other Likely Medical Care These prevent disease and contraceptive devices pregnancy where there is imminent probability of either. IRS has informally indicated that these should be reimbursable. This is not an exhaustive list and is intended to give examples of some of the most common brand names of OTC drugs. Excerpts taken from the The Employers Council on Flexible Compensation list of example OTC Drugs OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS NOT REIMBURSABLE Medicine or Other Products That Are Not For Medical Care Deodorants. Face creams, moisturizers, eye creams, and wrinkle reducers. Hair removal treatments and waxes. Mouth washes, antiseptics and oral anesthetics. Teeth Whitening kits, and powders. Toothpaste/toothbrushes (even if recommended for Gingivitis). Vitamins taken to improve overall-health.
Prevention and Control of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Athletic Teams Staphylococcus aureus (“staph”) is a common type of bacteria that is found on the skin and in the nose of healthy people. It can cause infections in wounds or other places in the body. Penicillin is a drug that was once commonly used to treat staph infections. In the last few decades, many
Dermatologische Grundsätze für den HNO-Arzt Täglich wird der Hals-Nasen-Ohrenarzt mit dermatologischen pentechnik zum Defektverschluss ent-scheidend. Erkrankungen konfrontiert, die sich in seinem Fachgebiet manifestieren. In einigen Regionen, etwa im äußeren Gehörgang, Haut- und Gefäßstatus muss er sogar die Rolle des „regionalen Dermatologen“ über-über die