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Over the Counter Drugs

MedicationsMedicaid covers over the counter drugs Adobe Acrobat Reader Symbol that are medically necessary. Only generic versions of certain over the counter drugs are covered.

Medicaid does not pay for:

Over the counter (OTC) items to maintain comfort or treat discomfort;
Any items, both prescription and OTC, to treat coughs and colds; or Over the counter vitamins (Medicaid will cover prescription prenatal vitamins)

Why isn't there a specific list of non-covered or excluded medications?
There are over 98,000 over the counter drug packages. The number of drugs is too large to list individually, thus Medicaid has provided a listing by therapeutic class of covered OTC drugs.

Who can I contact for more information?
Recipients who have questions about this information may call Medicaid Client Services at (800) 852-3345, ext. 4344

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