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Medications to have.

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Seiko, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. davidt1

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    I have space for one medication in my wallet, and have been debating what to carry. I think will go with the baby aspirin, as its anti-clotting properties can potentially help heart attack victims.
     
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    Try two baby aspirin, a Benadryl, and an Imodium. I know you said room for one, but you only need one dose of each for emergencies, they are smallish pills, pretty easily distinguished, and could easily all fit in one tiny ziplock. Just be careful that your wallet doesn't crush them into powder!
     
  3. davidt1

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    I will carry them in a waterproof container the size of an AAA battery. I just read that Benadryl causes drowsiness. Not sure I want that. These stuff are not for me. They are for other people that I run into who might need them.
     
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    Benadryl causes drowsiness, but better drowsy than ... the worst case. Again we're not talking hay fever and similar allergies (you might try Zyrtec for that) but rather life threatening conditions.

    Where are you getting your cases? A waterproof vial the size of a AAA battery's pretty neat. =) Is it one of those aluminum keychain vials?
     
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    One thing that I like to keep in the FAK is a small bottle of Gold Bond powder. Soooo many different ways to use it. I value it almost as much as mole skin.
     
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    Isn't naproxen (aleve) also a mild anti-inflammatory? I feel like someone told me to always take it when I had muscle pain, but I can't completely remember. Anyone?

    Oh, and my bag has immodium, benadryl, primatene, and aleve tablets. I think that's it.
     
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    The drowsiness "side effect" is the only reason I have antihistimines in my medicine chest. I don't use them for allergies. Never underestimate the benefit of a good night's sleep.
     
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    I almost always carry:
    - acetominophen
    - ibuprofen
    - aspirin
    - loperamide (Immodium)
    - meclazine (Bonine)
    - some type of antacid (Tums, Pepcid Complete, etc.)
    - diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
     
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    I didn't realize that meclizine was available OTC. Good to know, and makes sense, since dramamine is.
     
  10. davidt1

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    No, it's just a home-made vial fashioned out of plastic pen.