A well-stocked medicine kit kept within easy reach is a necessity for every home. It is more than important to have a first-aid kit when you are out of your comfort zone, miles away, pursuing your dream. Having medicinal supplies gathered ahead of time will help you handle minor emergencies. It may be useful if you have an information booklet along with your medicine supplies.
Here we provide you with the list of medicines and their dosages for the respective symptoms or indications.
"Please consult your doctor before working on your medical kit. This is to be used as a starting point only, we or the contributors are not responsible for any errors or side effects."
|S.N||Symptoms/indications||Name of Medicine||Dosage||Number of medicine|
|1.|| Allergies (e.g. continuous sneezing runny nose, wheezing, rashes)||Tab Montus - L/Tab Montek LC||One tab at night for 5 days or till symptom lasts||20 nos|
|2.||Routine infections leading to fever (e.g., throat pain, unexplained fever, cough and flu)||Levoday 500mg||One tab once a day for 4 days is one course||20 nos|
|3.|| Routine infections leading to fever (e.g., throat pain, unexplained fever, cough and flu) ||Augmentin 625mg||Two tabs a day for 5 days is one course||10 nos|
|4.|| Vitamins - To boost nutritional intake ||B'complex||1 tablet a day to be had when having antibiotic||1 strip|
|5. ||Flu symptoms (e.g., cold, runny nose, mild headache and fever, cough and throat irritation)||Sinarest||one tab twice a day till symptoms clear||20 nos (decongestant - very slight drowsiness)|
|6.||Severe cold and cough||Dolocold / cheston cold||one tab twice a day till symptoms last||10 nos (non drowsy)|
|7.||Muscular pains, sprains etc||Hifenac - P||one tab twice a day till symptoms last||20 nos ( pain killer & anti inflammatory)|
|8.||Hyperacidity states (e.g., heart burn, bloated stomach, belching and nausea)||Nexpro RD40 / Pantodac||One tab once a before breakfast till symptoms last||20 nos (anti acidity)|
|9.||Abdominal (internal) pain||Meftal Spas/Cyclopam||One tab as required||10 nos (anti spasmodic)|
|10.||Abdominal infections associated with diarrhoea||Norflox TZ||Two tabs, one after breakfast and one after dinner for 5 days||20 nos (antiamoebic + antibiotic)|
| 11. ||Diarrhoea||Eldoper||Two tabs, straightway as a single dose||20 nos (anti diarrheal)|
|12.||Cuts, wounds, rash - fungal / bacterial||Dermotriad cream||Twice a day application||1 nos. (general purpose cream)|
|13.|| Chronic fungal skin infections & eczematous reactions - Anti fungal cream||Zole-F cream||As prescribed by your physician||1 nos.|
|14.||Fever||Crocin||One tab every 6 hours till fever breaks||20 nos.|
|15.||Headache, migraine, toothache, |
period pain and musculoskeletal pain
|Crocin Pain Relief||One tab half hour before food||10 nos.|
|16.||Indigestion, Gastric distress||Pudin Hara / Digene / Digene fastmelt sachets||One tab as and when required||20 nos.|
|17.||Eye infection / irritation||Ciplox eye drops||2 drops in each eye 3 times a day for 4-5 days|| 1 nos.|
|18.||Ear infection||Otogesic ear drops|| 2 drops each ear for 3-4 days or till symptom persists ||1 nos.|
|19.||Mouth ulcer||Smyle mouth ulcer gel|| As directed by your physician||1 tube|
|20.||Muscle pulls, sprain||Volini spray / Volini gel|| Applied to the site of local pain 3-4 times a day||1 tube|
|21.||Cold / stuffy nose and sore throat||Vicks / vicks inhaler for cold / stuffy nose, strepsils for sore throat relief|| Do not use more than directed by your physician ||Do not use more than directed |
|22.||Cough||Bricarex cough syrup (non drowsy)|| As directed by your physician, usually every 4 hours||Do not use more than directed|
|23.||Cough / sore throat / runny nose|| Benadryl cough syrup ||10 ml, only at night||Do not take more than recommended dose|
|24.||For cuts and wounds||band-aid, betadine ointment, gauze, cotton, crepe bandage|| Only when required|
Only when required
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Medicines are to be checked regularly to make sure they are used within the expiry dates. Check your kit regularly. Replace supplies that are getting low and which have expired. You can also include other supplies in your first aid kit depending on the area which you plan to spend time.
List of medicines - Courtesy: Ivy Aspire Consulting Pvt., Ltd.
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