It’s always wise to bring a medical kit with you on vacation, especially if your vacation will be a long one. Here is a list of items you may want to include in your kit.
It's always wise to bring a medical kit with you on vacation — especially on extended vacations. Having a few things on hand can help make your trip more enjoyable and minor illnesses less inconvenient.
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Below are suggested over-the-counter (OTC) items to pack in your medical kit. Personalize your travel kit by deciding which items are the best to carry.
In case of custom inspections, bring prescription medications in their original containers to avoid questions related to a mixture of pills in a single bottle. This will also help in case of emergency refill requests.
If there are too many bottles, list medications, including brand and generic names (brand names often vary overseas) and dosage amounts. Any necessary narcotics or needles should be carried along with a letter signed by a doctor explaining why and how they are to be used.
Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 09/15/2016.
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