Helpful Medical Supply List

Commonly used and useful Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications:

  • Ibuprofen (Motrin, Aleve)
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) - tablet/liquid
  • Antacids (Tums/Alka-seltzer/Pepcid)
  • Antihistamines (Benadryl, Zyrtec, Claritin)
  • Antifungal creams (Clotramazole, Tolnaftate)
  • Anti-itch creams (Hydrocortisone)
  • Antibiotic ointment (Triple Abx Ointment, Bacitracin)
  • Hygiene packs (see prior page)
  • Multivitamins and prenatal vitamins (No gummy vitamins please - they melt)
  • Folic acid
  • Cough drops

 

Helpful Supplies (Non-Clinic Based):

  • Exam gloves (All sizes)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Medical tape
  • Dressings (gauze, bandages, band-aids, 4X4's, etc.)
  • ACE Bandages
  • Basic diagnostic equipment (BP cuffs, stethoscopes, oto/opthalmoscopes, pen lights)
  • Urine dipsticks
  • Pregnancy tests

 

Helpful Supplies (Clinic Based):

  • Malaria testing kits
  • Sharp containers
  • Sterilization supplies (chemical)
  • Reusable tools (scalpels, forceps, etc.)
  • Portable scales
  • Water purification supplies
  • Fetal dopplers
  • Speculums

Things NOT Helpful or Rarely Needed:

  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Aspirin
  • Stool-softeners and laxatives
  • Cough medicines (besides cough drops)
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Diabetic suppliers (including needles and lancets)
  • Fiber
  • Decongestants
  • ​​​​​​​Contact lens solution