Tufts Health RITogether Pharmacy

Over-the-counter Drugs

What if I need OTC drugs?

Tufts Health Plan pharmacy benefits cover the over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and products listed below for Tufts Health RITogether members with a prescription and when dispensed as a prescription at a pharmacy. We generally only pay for generic version of these OTC drugs.
The generic name is what your doctor should be prescribing.

Acne products

Generic name
Example of brand name

Benzoyl peroxide 5% and 10%

Benzac W 5

Allergy/antihistamines

Generic name
Example of brand name

Cetirizine

Zyrtec OTC

Cetirizine/pseudoephedrine

Zyrtec-D OTC

Chlorpheniramine

Chlor-trimeton

Diphenhydramine

Benadryl

Fluticasone

Flonase

Loratadine

Alavert, Claritin

Loratadine/pseudoephedrine

Alavert-D, Claritin-D

Triamcinolone nasal spray

Nasacort Allergy

 

Analgesic/pain drugs

 
Generic name
Example of brand name

Acetaminophen

Tylenol

Aspirin

Bayer

Benzocaine gel

Baby Teething Gel

Ibuprofen

Advil 

Naproxen

Aleve

 

Antacids, antigas, and antinausea

Generic name
Example of brand name

Aluminum hydroxide

Alternagel 

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide

Maalox

Aluminum hydroxide/magnesium hydroxide
/simethicone 

Mylanta 

Magaldrate, Magaldrate/simethicone

Riopan 

Meclizine

Dramamine 

Simethicone 

Mylicon

Anti-dandruff

Generic name
Example of brand name

Selenium sulfide topical

Selsun Blue

 

Antidiarrheals

Generic name
Example of brand name

Acidophilus, Lactobacillus
(age 18 and under) 

Culturelle, Probiotic, Acidophilus 

Bismuth subsalicylate, Attapulgite

Pepto-Bismol, Kaopectate

Loperamide

Imodium AD

 

Antifungal drugs

Generic name
Example of brand name

Clotrimazole 1% topical 

Lotrimin

Clotrimazole 1% vaginal 

Gyne-Lotrimin 

Miconazole topical 

Monistat-Derm 

Miconazole vaginal 

Monistat

Tolnaftate

Tinactin

 

Antiulcer drugs/Heartburn

Generic name
Example of brand name

Cimetidine 

Tagamet 

Esomeprazole
(requires prior authorization)

Nexium OTC

Famotidine 

Pepcid AC

Rantidine

Zantac

 

Contraceptive agents ($0 copayment)

Generic name
Example of brand name

Levonorgestrel

Plan B

Nonoxynol-9

Conceptrol, Emko

 

Cough/cold products

Generic name
Example of brand name

Brompheniramine/phenylephrine

Dimetapp

Guaifenesin 

Robitussin

Guaifenesin DM 

Robitussin DM

Pseudoephedrine

Sudafed

 

Counterirritants

Generic name
Example of brand name

Capsaicin

Zostrix

Diabetes drugs

Generic name
Example of brand name

Glucose tablets and gel

Glucose

Dry skin preparations

Generic name
Example of brand name

Ammonium lactate topical

Amlactin

White petrolatum

Hydrolatum

Ear drops

Generic name
Example of brand name

Carbamide peroxide

Debrox

 

Electrolyte solution

Generic name
Example of brand name

Electrolyte solution

Pedialyte

 

First aid/antiseptics/disinfectants

Generic name
Example of brand name

Bacitracin topical

Bacitracin topical 

Bacitracin/Polymyxin B 

Double antibiotic 

Chlorhexidine gluconate

Hibiclens

Hydrogen peroxide 

Hydrogen peroxide

Iodine

Iodine

Isopropyl alcohol

Isopropyl alcohol 

Povidone

Betadine 

Triple antibiotic ointment, Neomycin/Bacitracin
/Polymyxin B

Neosporin

 

Laxative/stool softeners

Generic name
Example of brand name

Bisacodyl

Dulcolax

Cascara

Nature’s Remedy

Docusate sodium, Docusate calcium 

Colace, Surfak

Docusate sodium
with casanthranol 

Docusate sodium with casanthranol

Glycerin suppositories

Glycerin suppositories

Magnesium citrate 

Citrate of Magnesia

Magnesium hydroxide 

Milk of Magnesia 

Methylcellulose 

Citrucel

Mineral oil

Mineral oil 

Psyllium

Metamucil 

Senna

Senokot 

Sennosides/Docusate sodium

Doc-Q-Lax

Sodium phosphate

Fleet Enema

 

Lice treatments

Generic name
Example of brand name

Permethrin

NIX 

Piperonyl butoxide/Pyrethin

RID

Piperonyl butoxide/
Pyrethin/Permethrin

RID Kit

 

Nasal sprays

Generic name
Example of brand name

Cromolyn

Nasalcrom 

Oxymetazoline nasal spray

Afrin

Sodium chloride nasal spray

Ocean

 

Overactive bladder

Generic name
Example of brand name

Oxybutynin transdermal patch

Oxytrol

 

Ophthalmic/eye drugs

Generic name
Example of brand name

Ocular lubricant

Artificial Tears

Ketotifen fumarate 

Alaway, Zaditor 

Naphazoline 

Naphcon

Naphazoline/pheniramine 

Naphcon-A, Opcon-A, Visine-A 

Sodium chloride 5% drops

Muro-128 drops 

Tetrahydrozoline

Visine

 

Poison ivy/rash treatments

Generic name
Example of brand name

Calamine lotion

Calamine lotion 

Colloidal oatmeal 

Aveeno Oatmeal Bath 

Hydrocortisone topical 

Anusol-HC

Zinc oxide topical

Balmex

 

Sleep aids

Generic name
Example of brand name

Melatonin 1 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg
(age 18 and under)

Melatonin

 

Smoking deterrents

Generic name
Example of brand name

Nicotine gum 

Nicorette, Nicorette DS 

Nicotine lozenges

Commit

Nicotine patch

Nicoderm

 

Vitamins/minerals/supplements

 
Generic name
Example of brand name

Calcium carbonate

Oscal 

Calcium carbonate
with vitamin D 

Oscal + D 

Calcium citrate

Citracal 

Calcium citrate with vitamin D 

Citracal + D

Calcium
with vitamin D

Calcium with vitamin D 

Coenzyme Q10
(age 18 and under)

Coenzyme Q10

Ferrous fumarate

Femiron 

Ferrous gluconate

Fergon

Ferrous sulfate 

Feosol 

Fish oil

Fish oil

Folic acid

Folvite 

Magnesium gluconate 

Magonate 

Magnesium oxide

Uro-Mag

Multivitamins

Multivitamins

Multivitamins
with minerals

Multivitamins with minerals

Niacin 

Niacin

Niacinamide 

Niacinamide 

Nicotinic acid 

Niaspan ER 

Omega-3 fish oil

Omega-3 fish oil

Potassium phosphate

Neutra-Phos, Neutra-Phos K 

Prenatal vitamins
(without DHA) 

Prenatal vitamins (without DHA) 

Vitamin A

Vitamin A

Vitamin B 

Vitamin B

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B Complex
with Vitamin C

Vitamin B Complex with Vitamin C

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin D 

Vitamin D 

Vitamin E

Vitamin E

Asthma supplies

  • Peak flow meters
  • Spacers for asthma inhalers (up to four per year)
  • Sodium chloride for inhalation

Diabetes testing supplies

  • Blood glucose meters (up to two per year; Abbott exclusive)
  • Blood glucose test strips (up to 300 per 30 days; Abbott exclusive)