Practical info: what medicines to bring when traveling abroad?

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When traveling abroadit is essential to take with you a first aid kit containing certain basic drugs. Be sure to check the destination country’s regulations regarding the importation of medicines and consult a healthcare professional before you depart.

Commonly recommended medications include painkillers like paracetamol to relieve pain and fever, as well as medicines for gastrointestinal disorders such as antacids and antidiarrheals.

It is also a good idea to carry allergy medication, such as antihistamines, in case of sudden allergic reactions. For travelers using prescription medication, ensure you have enough medication for the duration of the trip, along with a copy of the doctor’s prescription, in case it is needed to prove the legitimacy of your medication .

Medications for motion sickness, such as medications containing dimenhydrinate, may be helpful if you are prone to motion sickness on planes, boats, or cars. Also, don’t forget to pack sun protection products to avoid sunburn, as well as products against insect bites, such as repellents or soothing creams.

Finally, if you are traveling to areas where mosquito-borne illnesses are common, consider packing preventative medications such as antimalarials, but always consult a healthcare professional for advice specific to your destination.

Keep in mind that the medicine kit may vary depending on your personal needs, the destination and the duration of your trip. It is recommended to provide a safety margin by carrying a little more medicine than necessary. Finally, find out about the customs regulations of the destination country to avoid any problems when entering with medication.

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