Medical Travel Packing List Items

These are Medical Travel Packing List items that you may want to take on your trip.  If you are taking prescription medicines with you out of the country be sure to bring a copy of your prescription and carry prescription medicine in its original containers.

These are medical travel packing list items that you may want to take on your trip.  The most important of these is any prescription medications that you require.  Be sure to get enough to cover the length of your trip.  If you are flying, be sure to take enough for a few days in your carry on luggage in case your checked luggage is lost.  It is recommended that you also bring a copy of your prescription with you.  This will help if you are checked by customs.  Many medical items that you would take are determined by where you are going.  For example, if you are going to 3rd world country, you may need to bring malaria pills, diarrhea medicine, first aid kit, water filter, iodine tablets, and/or calamine lotion.  If you are going to a sunny destination, you will probably want to bring sunscreen.  Some common medical items are: antibiotic creams, aspirin, ibuprofen, anithistamine, antacid, vitamins, supplements, and condoms.  Women may want to bring birth control pills, tampons, and pads.  Other less common items are eye drops, foot powder, laxative, motion sickness medicine, nasal spray, petroleum jelly and rubbing alcohol.  To aid your walking, you may need a walker, cane, or knee brace.  To aid your hearing, you may need hearing aids and hearing aid batteries.  So, before your trip be sure to determine what medical items that you want to bring on your trip and add to your travel packing checklist.

This page was last reviewed and updated on June 6, 2013

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