A complete medicine kit is always a must-have whenever you’re traveling so you’re ready for any kind of emergency while you’re on the road. Get to know the common medicines that are essential for every kind of traveler.
What it’s for: Minor body pains, fever reduction
Whether it’s a sunny beach or a snowy mountain, headaches are a common occurrence when you’re exposed to a new atmosphere. Some headaches may also be a symptom of fever, so make sure you take your temperature to rule out that possibility. If your temperature exceeds 38°, you can take Biogesic every four to six hours or as directed by your doctor.
Ibuprofen + Paracetamol
What it’s for: Minor body pains, fever
Traveling is a way to de-stress for most people but it is undeniable that walking at least 10,000 steps a day can take a toll on your body. Ask your doctor about taking Alaxan FR if you feel body pains after a tiring tour around the city. Always consult a professional about the proper dosage of painkillers to avoid any form of adverse reaction.
What it’s for: Nutritional supplement
Gearing up for a journey ahead starts with a good breakfast and your daily dose of your trusted vitamins. Packed itineraries can break down your immune system and Enervon can help boost your energy levels when you need it the most.
What it’s for: Allergic rhinitis
Allergies may arise during your travels and you wouldn’t want to make that late night run to a foreign drugstore because of allergic rhinitis. Seasonal changes and exotic food may trigger certain allergies which you never knew you had in the first place. Allerta helps relieve allergic reactions which may include itching, watery eyes, runny nose, and rashes.
What it’s for: Control of acute non-specific diarrhea
Loose bowel movement or LBM is an unfortunate incident which affects most people, especially those with sensitive stomachs. Diatabs slows down intestinal movement and reduces fluid and salt loss, resulting in improved stool consistency. Stick to water and bland food when you have diarrhea and stay away from raw foods and dairy products.
Oral Rehydration Salts
What it’s for: Treatment of dehydration due to diarrhea
Food poisoning is not unheard of when you’re stopping at every street vendor in a new country. Should you get a case of LBM, dehydration may soon follow. Oral rehydration solutions (ORS) like Hydrite can aid in replacing lost fluids and electrolytes (body salts) after vomiting and diarrhea.
Phenylephrine HCI, Chlorphenamine, Paracetamol
What it’s for: Decongests clogged nose, reduces flu-like symptoms like fever
Long flights an incubate airborne viruses which can result to flu and fever. New environments can make you vulnerable to different diseases. Bioflu helps ease flu-like symptoms which help you sleep better at night so you won’t end up staying in the hotel during your entire trip.
What it’s for: Relief of hyperacidity
The common causes of hyperacidity are overeating and consuming large amounts of coffee—which are two things that most travelers are guilty of when they’re abroad. Kremil-S can neutralize the high acid levels in your stomach by releasing a combination of antacids like Aluminum Hydroxide and Magnesium Hydroxide. An additional component in Kremil-S is Simeticone which helps relieve bloating and gassiness.
General disclaimer: The medications listed above can be purchased without a prescription but you should always consult your doctor before taking any form of medication, including vitamins. Stop taking any kind of medicine should an allergic/adverse reaction happen. Always update your healthcare professional on all the medications that you are currently taking/taken in the past so he/she can properly prescribe the right kind of medicine for you.