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APPROVED OVER-THE-COUNTER
MEDICATION LIST 2014

See Taking Your Medicine section for related articles and OB-GYN Medication List. Click here for an explanation of the following Medicine List.


CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

The following is a partial list of companies with kosher certified supplements, health, and pharmaceutical products. Products are certified only when bearing the STAR-K symbol.  See letter of Kosher Certification for all listings.
Star-K Certified
(when bearing Star-K Symbol)

Amway/Access Business Group

Arizona Nutritional Supplements

Life Science Laboratories

Melaleuca

Nutralife Health Products Raritan Pharmaceuticals

Shaklee

Simplexity

Sunrider
Trout Lake Farm Virun Wholefoods

Additional Kosher vitamins and supplements certified by various Kashrus agencies are available at www.koshervitamins.com and www.koshervitaminplace.com. Consumers should confirm that the Kosher symbol from a reliable certifying agency is on the label of the product.

APPROVED MEDICATIONS 2014

This medication list is a small sample of frequently used over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Prescription medications are not included on this list. If a medication is not listed, it still may be kosher. One should consult a Rav. Certifying agencies are indicated next to products that have kosher certification. It is imperative that each individual understand that under no circumstances should one refrain from taking a prescribed medication or withhold such a medication from children without discussing the matter with a competent Rav and/or physician. NOTE: Products are approved only when sold in the United States and in the indicated form (e.g. "caplets", "children's", etc.). This list should NOT be used for Passover. This list should not be used after January 2015..

ANTACIDS

Alka Seltzer
Effervescent & Antacid Pain Reliever Tablets (Original, Gold, Lemon Lime, Heartburn Relief, Extra Strength)

Plus Effervescent Tablets Cherry Burst Cold, Cold & Cough, Orange Zest Cold, Sparkling Original Cold, Day Severe Cold & Flu, Day and Night Cold Formula, Fast Crystal Packs, Flu Formula, Night Cold Formula, Sinus Formula

Mix-In Powder: Night Severe Cold Cough & Flu

Dr. Choice Antacid when bearing STAR-K
Equate Acid Reducer Tablets 75mg Only
Freeda Calcium Carbonate Chewable and Cal Mints Tablets
Gas-X

Regular & Extra Strength Chewables (all flavors), Thin Strips

Gaviscon Antacid Reg, Extra Strength & Extra Strength Cherry Tablets
Little Remedies For Tummys - Gas Relief Drops

Maalox

Tablets - Advanced Maximum Strength - Chewable(Assorted Fruit, Wild Berry)

Mylanta

Gas Maximum Strength (Cherry, Mint), Chewables
Pepcid

Complete Chewable Tablets (Berry, Cool Mint Flavor) - Dairy

Pepcid AC Original & Max Str Swallowable Tablets

Rolaids

Regular Strength Tabs: Mint

Extra Strength Tabs: Mint, Assorted Fruit

Ultra Strength Tabs: Mint, Assorted Fruit

Tums
Regular Tabs - Assorted Fruit, Peppermint

Extra Strength Tabs - Assorted Berries, Assorted Fruit, Assorted Tropical Fruit, Wintergreen

Ultra Tabs - Assorted Berries, Assorted Fruit, Assorted Tropical Fruit, Peppermint

Smoothies - Peppermint, Assorted Fruit, Berry Fusion

Freshers - Spearmint Tablets

Kid's - (Cherry Burst)

ANTI DIARRHEAL

Imodium

A-D Caplets

A-D EZ Chews - Dairy

Multi-Symptom Relief Caplets

Multi-Symptom Relief Chewable Tablets - Dairy

Kaopectate

Cherry, Vanilla & Peppermint Liquid

Extra Strength Peppermint Liquid

Pepto Bismol

Original, Cherry, To-Go Cherry-Chewable Tablets

Liquid (Original, Cherry)

Instacool Peppermint Chewable Tablets
Maximum Strength Liquid (Regular, Cherry)

ANTI-NAUSEA

Bonine Chewable Tablets

Dramamine

Chewable Tablets

Original Formula Tablets - Dairy

Less Drowsy Tablets - Dairy

For Kids

Nauzene Anti-Nausea Chewable Tablets

CAFFEINE

Jet Alert
Tablets - Dairy
5 Hour Energy
Drink - When bearing STAR-K

COLD, ALLERGY & DECONGESTANTS

Alavert

Quick Dissolving Tablets (Fresh Mint & Citrus Burst)

Allergy & Sinus D-12 Tablets - Dairy

Allegra Allegra 12 hr – Tablets
Allegra D 12 hr – Tablets
Allegra 24 hr (but not D) – Tablets
Allegra Children’s Allergy – Tablets
Allegra Children’s Allergy – Meltable Tablets
Allegra Children’s Allergy – 12 Hour Oral Susp
Claritin

Claritin 24-hr Tablets - Dairy

Claritin-D 24 Hour Tablets
Claritin-D 12 Hour Tablets - Dairy
Claritin Children's Allergy Tablets - Chewable Grape (not Redi-Tabs)
Contac Cold and Flu Caplets (Day, Night), Cold and Flu Liquid
Coricidin HBP Cold & Flu Tablets - Dairy

Cough & Cold Tablets - Dairy

Max Str Flu Tablets - Dairy

Emergen-C Original Formula, Lemon-Lime, Lite, Pink Lemonade
Freeda Anti - Allergy Tablets
Mucinex

D Tablet, Regular and Maximum Strength

DM Tablet
Cough - (Orange Creme mini-melts)
Expectorant Tablets- 12 Hour, Regular and Maximum Strength
Fast-Max Cold, Flu & Sore Throat Max Strength Caplets, Fast-Max Cold & Sinus Max Strength Caplets, Fast-Max Severe Cold Max Strength Caplets, Sinus-Max Pressure & Pain Max Strength Caplets, Sinus-Max Severe Congestion Relief Max Strength Caplets

Singulair

4mg Oral Granules

10mg - Tablets - Dairy

4+5mg Chewable Tablets

Sudafed

12-hr Non-Drowsy Caplets

PE Non-Drying Sinus

PE Pressure+Pain+Cough for Adults Caplets

Sudafed 12 Hour Tablet

Vicks

Children's Nyquil Cold and Cough Relief Liquid
Nyquil Cough Liquid
Nyquil Cold and Flu Nighttime Relief
(Original, Cherry) Liquid
Nyquil Cold and Flu Liquid (Regular and Alcohol Free)

Zyrtec

Allergy Indoor & Outdoor 10mg Tablets - Dairy
Zyrtec-D Allergy & Congestion XR Tablets - Dairy

FIBER

Benefiber

Powder
Citrucel

Caplets

Reg & Sugar Free Orange Flavor Powder

Dr. Choice

Fiber Powder & Tablets - when bearing STAR-K

Fibercon

Caplets

Konsyl

Powder - when bearing OK

Metamucil

All Powders

Shaklee

Fiber Plan Dietery Supplements (Unflavored) - when bearing Star-K
IMMUNE SYSTEM
Airborne Effervescent Tablets Zesty Original, Lemon, Lime, Pink Grapefruit

LACTOSE INTOLERANT

Lactaid

Original & Fast Act Caplets - when bearing OU

Fast Act Chewable  (vanilla twist)
when bearing OUD Dairy

Dr. Choice

Dairy Digestive - STAR-K

Equate

Dairy Digestive - STAR-K

LAXATIVES

Ex Lax

Reg & Max Str Pills

Chocolated Pieces - Dairy

Miralax Powder
Peri-Colace Tablets

Philips'

Milk of Magnesia Liquid - Original

Caplets, Chewable Tablets (Mint)

Senekot

Regular Tablets

Senokot-S (Stool Softener) Tabs

Senokot-Xtra Tabs - Dairy

Shaklee

Herblax - STAR-K Tablets

PAIN RELIEVERS

Aleve Caplets & Tablets
Anacin Reg Strength Tabs and Caplets
Max Str Tabs
Anacin Advanced Headache Formula-Tablets

Bayer

PM Caplets

Extra Strength Plus- Buffered Caplets

Low Dose Chewable 81 mg, (Cherry, Orange)

CVS Infant Ibuprofen Drops 0.5 fl.oz. and 1.0 fl. oz.
Lot # begins with the numbers 007
Equate Acetominophen Extra Strength Tablet
Excedrin Excedrin Extra Strength – Caplets
Excedrin Migraine – Caplets

Goody's

Ex Str, PM, Back & Body Pain Powder - All Dairy

Cool Orange Powder

Motrin

Regular Tablets & Caplets

St. Joseph Chewable Tablets (81mg), Safety Coated Aspirin (81mg)
Tylenol
Extra Strength - Caplets
Extra Strength Adult Rapid Blast Liquid
8 hour Extended Release Caplets
Regular Strength Tablets
Children's Meltaways (Bubblegum Burst, Grape Punch)
Vanquish

Caplets

Walgreens

Infant Ibuprofen Drops 0.5 fl. oz. and 1.0 fl. oz.
Lot # begins with the numbers 007

PINWORM
Pin-X Chewable
PRO-BIOTIC
Culturelle For Kids (Packets, Chewables) - Dairy
Health & Wellness Probiotic (Vegetarian Capsule) - Dairy
Florastor For Kids Powder - Dairy
Capsules (Cellulose) - Dairy

SLEEPING AIDS

Mid-Nite Tablets (Original, PM)
Nytol

Quick Caps - Dairy

Sominex Original Formula Tablets
Unisom PM Pain Sleepcaps
Sleeptabs Tablets
Sleepmelts
SMOKING CESSATION
Nicorette Lozenges only (original, cherry, mint)
URINARY HEALTH
AZO Urinary Pain Relief (Reg, Max Strength) Standard Tablets



PRODUCTS ALWAYS APPROVED

The following are products that may always be used without kosher certification: Antibiotics for an infection - except for those skin infections known to be non-life threatening (e.g. acne), Canker Sore Medication, Castor Oil (with no additives), Enemas, Injections, Intravenous (IV), Mineral Oil (with no additives), Sodium Bicarbonate (pure baking soda), Externally applied products including: Antiseptics, Creams, Dermatologicals, Ear Drops, Emollients, Epsom Salts, Eye Drops, Gels, Lotions, Oils, Ointments, Nasal Sprays, Powders, Rubbing Alcohols, Shampoos, and Soaps.



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