Travel pharmacy

Latest update: - Authors: Mieke Croughs, Ula Maniewski-Kelner


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

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