OTC Meds

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  1. cpanddj1

    cpanddj1 Member

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    I've seen conflicting posts regarding OTC Meds at USNA specifically during Plebe Summer. Some say "make sure to pack your ibuprofen" others say it will be confiscated during I Day, yet others say have it sent in a care package & it won't be confiscated.

    Can anyone clear this up??
     
  2. USNA2016Dad

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    If memory serves me correctly, all meds have to be turned in, including prescription meds. Prescription meds will be reissued per USNA medical. As for OTC, those too were reissued as needed. Once plebe summer ends, the mids have more latitude with these. Cheers.
     
  3. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If this is about ibuprofen specifically, don't pack ibuprofen. It's issued to everyone (little bottle of Advil).

    If it isn't issued by Brigade Medical, it will be confiscated. Bring prescriptions; they'll be reissued through the pharmacy.
     
  4. lovethenavy

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    I remember DS telling us that during Plebe summer they had all kinds of things issued to them like that, so we didn't have to send him OTC meds.
     
  5. Maplerock

    Maplerock Proud to be an American

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    I've been through two plebe summers...

    And when the new mids are told they can report to I-Day naked, they are not far from wrong. The Academy will issue basically every needed supply. We probably overdid it with #1 and by the time #2 reported we were wiser.

    Plebe summer is a weaning process. Not so much the plebes from their parents, but the parents from their plebe.

    It is a marvelous process... boys to men, and girls to women!
     

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