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Good OTC drugs

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Tx_Mark, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Tx_Mark

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    What is a list of OTC drugs that you carry in your FAK? ** and/or NON OTC **

    Single-Use packets are the only kind i carry.

    I carry,
    Tylenol Extra Strength
    Imodium
    Advil
    Motrin

    That's about it for now..

    Im just curious:dance:
     
  2. vivek16

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    i have tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, excedrin, benadryl, and immodium. I just throw a few of each into a very small ziploc. the single use packets are too bulky imo.
     
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    Why do you carry both Advil and Motrin?
     
  4. Tx_Mark

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    Just because that is what came with a first aid kit I had bought so i just carry them both.. i have more Advil then i do Motrin..
     
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    As of right now, I just have a small bottle of Advil in my BOB. Comes in handy for days when my back is really bothering me and I'm away from home.
     
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    OTC:
    -Tylenol - for fever
    -Ibuprofen - headaches, muscle pain
    -Immodium - intestinal "issues"
    -Pepto Tablets - general stomach issues
    -Tums - heartburn
    -Benadryl - allergic reactions, mild sleep aid
    -Claritin - hay fever

    Non-OTC:
    -Sulfamethoxazole/Trimethoprim - antibiotic
     
  7. Tx_Mark

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    are you asking what OTC means? it means over the counter..
     
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    Sorry for the confusion, for some reason only the first part of it showed up when I tried to post a minute ago. Hopefully I fixed it.

    I also use the little ziploc baggies as opposed to the single use meds.
     
  9. Tx_Mark

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    weird , no worries! thanks for participation!
     
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    tylenol
    immodium
    benedryl
    dramamine
    chewable baby aspirin (in case of heart attack)
    hydrocortisone cream
    antibiotic ointment
    ambesol
     
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    Naproxen (for me)
    Ibuprophen (same as motrin and advil, for my wife)
    Tylenol
    Benadryl
    pseudoephedrine
    Zyrtec
    Hydrocortisone cream
    Immodium
    Orajel
    Dramamine
    Meclizine

    Prescription
    Proparacaine drops (eye anesthetic for eye injuries)
    Zithromax (full 5-day course)-Above the belt antibiotic
    Keflex 500 mg. about 3 days worth-Fairly broad-spectrum antibiotic. Skin structure infections, ear infections, sinus infections.
    Bactrim DS 3 days worth (mainly for my wife)-urinary tract infections, primarily.
    Levaquin 750 mg. 5 tabs-Gorilla-cillin. Pneumonia, skin-structure infections, urinary tract infections. $350 for 5 pills.
    Zofran ODT 4 mg for nausea/vomiting
    Plus I always carry a small prescription pad just in case. Handy when we were on vacation and I forgot my daughter's asthma meds :brickwall:
    Notice I don't carry Vicodin, Percocet or any controlled medications, primarily because I don't believe in taking them myself, and if they aren't in their original bottle and from a recent prescription, you could get "pinched by the fuzz". If I'm ever in that much pain, I'll find an ER.
     
  12. Tx_Mark

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    Which is why i don't carry any Prescription drugs at all.. :)
     
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    Small ziplocs are the best way.
     
  14. Tx_Mark

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    i don't use zliplocks because of the hassle it "COULD" cause..
     
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    You're probably better off that way. I see a lot of people EDCing antibiotics, primarily on youtube. Those 4 will cover you 95% of the time.
     
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    Yep, pretty much.. if you need more then that then something is wrong and it's time to see a doctor..
     
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    I have some Ibuprophen since I rarely can get through a day without at least one dose. I need to get some Benadryl and maybe some tylenol for my wife. Also thinking about aspirin, immodium, and some general purpose meds when I re-work my kit.
     
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    Why do so many people carry Tylenol? Ibuprofen does everything Tylenol does only better, and does much more than Tylenol can ever do. Plus doesn't have all of the side effects. Most hospitals don't even give it out anymore.

    I carry:
    Benadryl
    Rolaids
    Anti-Diarrhea
    Pepto
    Ibuprofen
    Electrolyte Tabs
    Multi-symptom Cold Tabs
    Nasal Decongestant
    Hydrocortizone cream
    Triple antibiotic cream
    Benzalkonium Chloride wipes
    Sting relief wipes (benzocaine)
    Chapstick with spf 30
     
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    Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug and is entirely different from tylenol which only reduces pain and fever. Both reduce fever so they can be used in conjunction (alternate every 2 hours as opposed to a dose every 4 hours) to reduce severe fever.

    Personally, I carry less tylenol and more ibuprofen but do have both.

    The Benadryl is a must because it acts incredibly well to reduce anaphylactic shock if the patient can still swallow. If they can't you would want to give it right after they use an epi-pen since epinephrine only lasts like 15 minutes.
     
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    EDC really only OTC same as everyone else, Immodium Motillium, Anti-histamine, Ibruprofen, lidocaine and povi wipes. FAK wise obviously my medic bag has extras and is all listed Here

    I have blow out kits in my work and a couple of other bags together with some small maxped cuboids that I leave around and I do have an oral pack with them that is made up of Tramadol, Diclofenac and Dicloxacillin. I agree with the post above except I feel if I am in a position where I have to take them I will be glad to make it to an ER.
    My car FAK also has a couple of Epi pens and a defib that comes with Adrenaline and Amiodarone.
    For travel to remote places I add a sterile/meds kit that does include Amoxycillin, Erythromicin, Doxycycline, Gentamicin, Fucidin, Diclofenac, Lignocain, Acetazolamide, Corticosteroid, Nifedipine, Ondansetron, Ofloxacin, Maxitrol, Tolnaftate, Neosporin, Clotrimazole, Metoprolol, Imogam and Malarone. The pack also has all the necessary documentation in it.