Scripta's Doctors & Pharmacists Are Here to Help You Prepare for COVID-19

While there currently is no medication that will treat or cure Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are some things that are helpful to have on hand in your medicine cabinet during this global pandemic to help manage various symptoms should you or your loved ones become sick.  The most common presenting symptoms are cough, fever and/or shortness of breath. Consider stocking up on a 2-4 week supply of the following items so you are well-prepared. 

What to Have in Your Medicine Cabinet:

  • Acetaminophen: Reduces fevers

  • Mucinex/cough medicine: Provides relief from cough/cold symptoms

  • Cough drops/tissues: Provides comfort care for cough/cold symptoms

  • Saline nasal spray/Flonase: Reduces nasal congestion and dryness

  • Benadryl: Treats allergy symptoms

  • Pepto Bismol/Imodium: Provides relief from gastrointestinal issues

  • Hydrocortisone cream/hand lotion: Treats dry/cracked skin after hand washing/sanitizingThermometer: Allows for regular temperature/fever monitoring

  • First aid kit: Allows you to be prepared for any medical situations that may arise and avoid making another trip to the store

You should also be sure to stock up on a 2-4 week supply of any regular prescription medications that you are currently taking. If you have asthma or other breathing issues, be sure that you have inhalers on hand.

Our Additional Recommendations Include:

  • Consider getting a flu shot. They are oftentimes free under your health plan, and while they won’t prevent coronavirus, they will prevent you from getting the flu

  • Wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, and frequently

  • Use hand sanitizer if you have it, but don’t forget old fashioned soap & water. Sanitizer is convenient, but be sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap & water as soon as you have the chance

Trusted Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) World Health Organization (WHO) 


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