Back to School! … So, What Do I Do With These Medications for My Child?

Back to School! … So, What Do I Do With These Medications for My Child?

Back to School! … So, What Do I Do With These Medications for My Child?

It’s time to put away the beach balls and bathing suits and get out the backpacks and books. Kids are back in school!

Going back to school can be a very exciting time for kids – they get to see their friends, use new school supplies and wear new school clothes – but for some, heading back to school can be very stressful. Adding to that stress could be the need to take medication during the school day.

Different schools have different methods for how to handle prescriptions. It’s important you learn your child’s school policy. Most elementary, middle and high schools require written consent by a parent or guardian for both prescription and non-prescription medications, as well as keeping the medicines in their original containers labeled with the child’s name, name of the medication, the dosage, administration instructions, frequency of administration, the doctor’s name, the date the prescription was filled, and the date it will expire.

Sending your child off to college with medications is an entirely different challenge. Will they be able to handle taking their prescriptions at the right time and on the right day? To alleviate this stress, make sure you have your child practice managing those prescriptions on their own before they head off to school. Once you’ve ensured your kid’s medications are handled correctly, be sure the pill-taking process continues to run smoothly by helping your child swallow those medicines. Pack MEDCOAT with their prescriptions! MEDCOAT helps pills slide down the throat smoothly and covers up bad tastes. It’s a must-have back-to-school essential!

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