Medications Needed

Medication and Supply Needs - The following is a list of medications and supplies that we ask all teams to provide as well as the approximate cost of specific medications if purchased in the DR:

CHECK MEDS NOT TO BRING


Oral Antibiotics:  Amoxicillin 500mg ($12.43/100 capsules), 250mg and 250mg suspension ($2.14/bottle), Cephalexin (for adults and children), Omnicef, Ciprofloxacin, Azithromycin and Bactrim DS.

Anti-hypertensives/cardiac:  Norvasc 5mg ($7.15/100 tablets), Atenolol 50mg, 81mg Aspirin

Pain medications: Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen (for infants, children and adults)

Topical:  Vaseline (for sulfur cream preparation), hydrocortisone, antibacterial cream/ointment, burn cream, yeast infection treatment, soap (mild and antibacterial...can be purchased in La Romana)

Gastointestinal:  Pepcid, Prevacid, Axid or Prilosec, Tums, pepto bismol and stool softeners

Eyes/Ears/Nose: erythromycin eye ointment, saline drops for eyes and also nasal congestion, antibiotic/steroid eye medication (optional)

Vitamins: infant drops, children's, adults and pre-natal

Respiratory:  Benadryl (children's and adult), loratidine (Claritin or Alavert) or Zyrtec or Allegra, cough suppressant or combination cold medicine

Diabetes: metformin (500mg) (if possible), blood sugar test/strips

Other:  condoms, disposable gloves, antibiotic hand gel, duct tape, hand wipes, gauze, medical tape, medicine cups, Sharpie markers, labels for medications, sandwich baggies, scale to weigh patients, pens, blood pressure cuffs, stethoscopes, rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, urine test strips, pregnancy tests, sunscreen, bug spray, band-aids, 50 copies of the hospital referral form (provided in email attachment)


 

 


List of medications/supplies that you SHOULD NOT bring unless approved before trip:

Anti-psychotics

Anti-cholesterol

Hormone replacement

Anti-hypertensives not listed above

ANY OUT OF DATE MEDICATION (All medications MUST HAVE AT LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE EXPIRATION DATE)

Gummy Bear or Gum Ball vitamins for children