List of medications to be carried for adults while travelling

List of medications to be carried for adults while travelling

Some of the medicines need to be used with caution for patients with cardiac problems or Kidney specialists and hence the compounds / doses vary. Such patients need to check with their cardiologist/nephrologist respectively before using these drugs.

A} for common cold

  1. Tab Rhinostat Plus I tab three times a day for 3 to 5 days (Note: May cause a little drowsiness hence to take with caution while driving/ handling machinery or while climbing heights) Check with your cardiologist before taking this medication
  2. Karvol Plus INHALATION Capsules three times a day (capsule to be punctured and the liquid sprayed on a handkerchief) for 3 days

 

B} for Cough

  1. Tab Azithral 250 mg twice a day for 3 days
  2. Alex Lozenges three times a day for dry cough
  3. Syp Grilinctus 2 tablespoonful three times a day for 5 days

 

C} for Loose motions

  1. Tab Ridol I tab three times a day for 2 – 3 days
  2. Sporolac sachet in water three times a day for 3 days
  3. Tab O2 twice a day for 5 days
  4. Tab Cyclopam to be taken SOS for abdominal cramps up to twice a day for 2 days

 

D} for fever / headache

  1. Tab Calpol 1 tab 2 – 3 times a day (not required in case of Cold and fever as Rhinostat contains this)

E} for fever with Chills

  1. May take tablet Calpol if Temperature greater than or equal to 102 deg F. However to immediately do the following tests
  2. Blood tests for malarial parasites at the spike of fever before taking the Calpol as once the temp falls the test may become negative even if there is a malarial infection
  3. Urine Routine to look for urinary tract infection

 

F} for skin rash/itching

  1. Tab Altiva (Fexofenadine) 120 mg twice a day for 3 days (Note: May cause a little drowsiness hence to take with caution while driving/ handling machinery or while climbing heights)

 

G} for Muscular sprains / aches

  1. Tab Flexura 400 mg I tab 3 times a day after food only
  2. (Note: May cause a little drowsiness hence to take with caution while driving/ handling machinery or while climbing heights)
  3. Tab Calpol 500mg twice a day after food only
  4. Tab Zinetac 150 mg twice a day before meals (for acidity that may occur with the above medications)
  5. Nise gel for local application over affected part (may cause burning so apply only a small quantity gently)
  6. Crepe bandage (elastocrepe red coloured stretchable bandage) to be tied around the ankle knee or Wrist firmly to provide support and pain relief Swelling and redness after a sprain or a twisting Injury Tab Ibugesic Plus or Tab Combiflam upto 2 times a day after meals (NOT For patients with Kidney related ailments)
  7. In case of travelling to cold areas essential to have a monkey cap apart from gloves and socks
  8. exposure of nose and ears to cold can cause reflex spasm of hands and feet