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Who EDCs OTC meds? What do you carry?

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

  1. warchild
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    That's it for me as well, covers the bases nicely though.
     
  2. Tru7h

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    Ibuprofen, vitamin c, multivitamin, and a couple Pseudafed. Goes in one of those little earplug clamshell cases with a couple cotton balls, and that gets tossed in a pouch in my bag.
     
  3. quietconundrum
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    Due to my particular recipe of hemophilia, I cannot have aspirin or ibuprofen, so I use the white plastic cylindrical travel vials you see in check-out lanes, remove the labels and build my own load-out of diphenhydramine, generic rapid-release acetaminophen and pepto capsules.
     
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    I carry OTC Meds but purely for my use only;
    • Phenergen
    • Paracetamol
    • Ibuprofen
    • Glucose Tabs
    • Panadeine
    • Ibuprofen + Codeine
    And the pain meds are all for my buggered up hand ;) not because I like pills!
     
  6. thekapow

    thekapow EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    In my kit right now

    - Paracetamol
    - Ibuprofen
    - Loperamide
     
  7. gooddog

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    I try to carry
    • Paracetamol
    • Some generic allergy pill (like cetirizine)
    • Lomudal allergy eyedrops
    • Samarin (for digestion problems, heartburn)
    • Activated carbon pills (absorbs toxins and bacteria, was my best friend on a trip to Indonesia a long time ago, carried it since)
    • F√∂rsvarets hudsalva (Swedish Armed Forces skin lotion, made from tallow, peanut oil and wax and is incredibly useful, not only on dry/sore skin but can even be used for frying and as ski wax)
     
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    I carry regular OTC stuff in my cars, which are always close by. (Also in my office). On me, no I do not carry any thing, maybe I should.

    Lateck,
     
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    How big is this thing?
     
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    Grunt candy---I use Aleve.
     
  11. sk33tr

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    i have a fob on my keychain with (this has come in handy quite a few times at work, whether it was me or someone else who needed something):

    ibuprofen (x 2)
    aspirin (x 2)
    claritin (x 1)



    i have the following in a folca container in my edc fak (this, as well, has come in handy at work; a co-worker needed some allergy meds and i was happy to be of help):

    ibuprofen
    aspirin
    allergy meds (generic version of benadryl)
    non-drowsy allergy meds (claritin)
    anti-diarrhea meds (generic version of imodium)
    dramamine (i only need this for sea-sickness, but i'm never without it)
    sinus meds (generic brand)

    i also keep a container of these same meds in the fak in my truck.
     
  12. RogerStenning

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    All for personal use, as the UK has some fairly strict rules as to who can issue meds, OTC or otherwise, to casualties/patients, without requiring the issuer to possess certain licences and qualifications.

    • Immodium instants (An loperamide-based anti-diarrhoea treatment. No water required, dissolves in the mouth).
    • Nurofen meltlets (An ibuprofen-based pain killer and anti-inflamatory, no water required, dissolves in the mouth).
    • Brulidine cream (combo Antiseptic/Antibacterial cream for external application to small wounds).
    • AfterBite pen (Antihistamine insect bite relief).
    • Optrex Actimist (Witch Hazel-based spray for the short-term relief of irritated or tired eyes; the one I have has since been discontinued, there are now three version of this stuff, and I have to get a new one next year, as the current one will be out of date by then!)
    There are other meds I carry as a matter of course, but as those are prescribed for me, I won't list 'em here :D
     
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    Aside from recent prescriptions, I carry Advil, Tylenol, aspirin, sudafed (the real stuff, not PE), Imodium, a couple topicals, and tums. Several came in a kit, and I replace what I use. The pain killers and sudafed, I buy in bulk and just keep a handful of them in a little plastic tube from its tactical.
     
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    • Advil
    • Imodium
    • Benadryl
    • Neosporin
    I've used them all in the bush with the exception of Imodium. Advil is a OTC NSAID.
     
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    I've got ibuprofen and paracetamol in my EDC backpack, aspirin in med kit. Other than that not much.
     
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    Do extra strong mints count ? I am on Lansoprazole for acid but just occasionally if I eat late a couple of mints help, other than that just Paracetamol and Ibuprofen.
     
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    Mints work ;) I carry a tin of Altoids Smalls with me most of the time too :D
     
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    we should all carry mints.

    you never know when that stanky breath will kick in. or when you'll meet someone who might need one, too. ;)
     
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    I prefer chewing gum