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Who EDCs OTC meds? What do you carry?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Geordon, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Geordon

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    I'm in the process of rebuilding an EDC platform after many years of being home-bound, and am looking for ideas of OTC meds that people carry.

    For example, I have IBS so would carry a few doses of Immodium, and some allergy meds and pain killers for allergies and arthritis.

    What else would YOU carry, how much (thinking urban EDC) and why?
     
  2. Myth90045

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    For some reason this spring is kicking my butt.

    So I have allergy medicine and allergy eye drops. I've been coughing at certain times so cough drops is a must. And of course some medication for gout. Advil and some anti acid OTC. That usually covers my stuff. Also so vitamin c powder when you need a little boost.

    Sent from inside my bag
     
  3. mooshi
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    Just ibuprofen and allergy meds for me. :) In my bag I'll keep a FAK that covers OTCs a tiny bit better, which includes antacids and whatnot. :D
     
  4. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I've usually got three or four doses of advil, for aches and pains or migraines. Also have one or two doses of benadryl and Claritin for allergic reactions.

    I'm Moobile, Baby!!!
     
  5. powerring
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    I carry a few doses of the following:

    Aspirin
    Tylenol
    Naproxen
    Claritin
    Benadryl
    Zantac
    Rolaids
    Pepto
    Dramamine
    Loperamide
    Sudafed
    Cortisone - topical
    Benzocaine - topical
    Neosporin
    Visine

    Sounds like a lot but it takes very little room in a pack.
     
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  6. David L. Holt

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    I have Ibuprofen, Benadryl, and 384mg of baby Aspirin
     
  7. jeremiahak

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    I carry Pepcid AC complete for heart burn, and ativan for acute anxiety issues.
     
  8. Geordon

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    Good list, but did you know that Dramamine and Benadryl are the exact same medication? Diphenhydramine does triple duty as an anti-emetic (Dramamine), sleep aid (Sominex, Unisom, and most "PM" formulations of OTC pain killers), as well as antihistamine (Benadryl).

    Do you have single-dose packs of Benzocaine and cortisone? I'm all about single dose packs for EDC purposes.
     
  9. mooshi
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    You can check out minimus.biz

    They have a great selection of single use stuff. :)

    Or you can always make your own using the straw method. :D
     
  10. DUSTBOWL

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    I carry a small collection of OTC medication inside my mini first aid kit in my EDC bag. I made single use Neosporin tubes with straws, a lighter, and scissors. The small bags are from the craft department/store; they're awesome for so many different things. With meds, you just have to make sure to label them well if you separate them from their original packaging, it might not be just you using them.
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    And here is my first aid kit:
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    pills are in a 7 day pill tray
    max tylenol
    beano
    gasx
    imodium ad extra

    metformin/ and glipizide and test kit

    bronchits inhaler
    eye drops
    neosporin
    hydrocortizone for itches
    carmex
    small thing of qtips
    prob something else im forgetting
     
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  12. HappyPuppy

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    Benadryl
    Aspirin
    Eye drops (the allergic type not red eye)
    A decent antacid
    Pepto Bismol. ( this stuff works great to prevent "problems" with suspect food)

    I keep it all in a small Tin. Not my edc ( it only has aspirin Benadryl) but in my man bag
     
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    At work I have 7x 200mg ibuprofen in a stainless steel capsule. It's kinda hefty but didn't want plastic. Also, been trying to think up a small bandaid holder to slip into my Skinth for work carry. People keep pilfering the first aid stations so there's never any bandaids when they're actually needed. :mad:

    Don't EDC any meds outside of work.

    EDIT: Noticed this on second glance as I hit reply.
    Apologies for drifting off topic. But. What makes Pepto Bismol so tasty? It was always the best tasting medicine when I was a little kid. Do they make Pepto Bismol flavored candy?
     
  14. powerkraut

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    • Ibuprofen (irregularly)
    • Cetirizine (antihistamine, lozenges)
    • salbutamol inhaler (not really OTC, though, but I'm not the first poster transcending this requirement :p )
    • prednisolon
     
  15. Geordon

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    Where do you live that prednisolon is OTC? Here in the USA, that's one of them prescription medications.

    Oh, and IMO, rescue inhalers SHOULD be OTC. Why they are not is beyond me.

    Good stuff, everybody, thanks. And thanks for the reminder about minimus.biz for travel size packs.
     
  16. powerkraut

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    Ahm, you're right... Prednisolon is not OTC here in Germany, either. One reason for rescue inhalers not being OTC is probably their risk of side-effects on heart and blood pressure, as well as the inhibition of contractions during labour. And I've seen people abusing that stuff. Still - would love to see it in OTC.

    By the way: Has anyone a good idea for packing a few tablets? I use an old Maxalt box, but maybe there's something better?
     
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  17. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    [​IMG]

    I'm Moobile, Baby!!!
     
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  18. coolerking

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    I just carry;
    Imodium,
    Aspirin,
    Ibruprofen,
    Antihistamine.
    Only a few of each.
     
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    It does not taste the same as I remember it. I take the chewables. The Bismuth is very unusual. It even kills bacteria in your gut.
     
  20. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I just carry some ibuprofen in a fob on my key chain.