Medicine Cabinet Items

Student Health Services

Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Harper 1034, Ground Floor
Omaha, Nebraska 68178
Phone: (402) 280-2735
Fax:  (402) 280-1859

Academic Year

Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-6:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-6:30pm
Thursday: 10:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Fall Break/Spring Break/Summer

Mon through Fri 8:00am-4:30pm


We recommend the following items for a well-stocked college student's medicine cabinet:

Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for pain relief or fever
  • Antacid like Tums®, Rolaids®, Maalox® or Mylanta® for upset stomach
  • Antihistamine like Claritin® or Zyrtec® for allergies or colds
  • Antidiarrheal like Imodium®
  • Decongestant for stuffy nose due to colds (pseudoephedrine)
  • Saline nasal spray for nasal congestion
  • Throat lozenges or hard candy for sore or irritated throat
  • Antibacterial ointment, like Polysporin®
  • Aloe vera gel for burn and skin irritation
  • 1% hydrocortisone cream for insect bites and skin irritation

General Medical Supplies

  • Adhesive bandages of various sizes for small wounds and blisters
  • Gauze and tape for bigger wounds
  • Elastic wrap (ACE® Wrap)
  • Ice or heat pack (Icy Hot®)
  • Thermometer
  • Sun screen, SPF 15 or greater
  • Tweezers and small scissors
  • Insect repellent
  • Lip balm
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Hand sanitizer