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      Travel pharmacy

      Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski

      Checklist

      Maintenance medication

      Take a large supply of your maintenance medication and contraceptive pills with you and distribute them in different places.

      Malaria prevention

      Discuss with your doctor whether malaria tablets are recommended.

      Diarrhoea prevention and treatment

      Insects and ticks

      Skin care

      • Insect repellent
      • Sunscreen
      • Disinfectant (iso-Betadine or chlorhexidine)
      • Cortisone ointment
      • Tick forceps, tweezers

      Other travel medicines

      • Antifungal agent (vaginal, skin)
      • Antihistamine
      • Decongestant nasal spray and/or tablets
      • Laxative
      • Medication for travel sickness
      • Painkiller (paracetamol)
      • Vomiting remedy

      Thrombosis prevention

      • Support stockings: in case of increased thrombosis risk
      • Blood thinner: on doctor's advice

      Altitude sickness

      Acetazolamide if you will be staying at a height of over 3000 meters

      Also think about

      • Digital thermometer
      • Bandage material
      • Condoms
      • Good sunglasses
      • Spare glasses if you wear glasses or contact lenses
      • Masque