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Purchasing Medications at UHS

With so many medications to choose from when you have a cold or flu, choosing the best product can be tough. Most cold symptoms can be relieved with over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Many medications you may need can be purchased from UHS. There are also several other locations on and off campus where OTC medications can be purchased. They are listed in this brochure. At UHS, you can pay by check or charge the cost to your tuition bill.

Most cold and flu preparations contain a combination of ingredients, so it is important to read the labels of each product. Sometimes, if you take more than one product, you are actually getting a double dose of an active ingredient and/or not getting enough of another.

Purchasing Medications at UHS for Your Cold

Available at the UHS River Campus Office and the UHS Medical Center Office - No appointment is needed to purchase cold care medications or other OTC medications.

Tips for Taking Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medications

UHS Care of Colds and Flu Information

For information about caring for your cold symptoms, check the UHS Cold Self-Care Center on the UHS Web site. Included is information about care for a cough, nasal congestion, fever, and sore throat.


For more information, contact Linda Dudman in the UHS Health Promotion Office at (585) 273-5770 or ldudman@uhs.rochester.edu.

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Last modified: Thursday, 19-May-2011 13:48:42 EDT