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Medications to Pack When Traveling

Whether you pack a sleeping pill for a long-haul flight or a motion sickness patch, travel mediations form an important part of the tricks’ bag of a savvy globetrotter. It’s obvious that you will carry prescriptions that you might be taking on a regular basis. However, a great selection of herbal supplements or over-the-counter remedies can make all the difference between an awesome trip and a trip disrupted by traveler’s tummy, jet lag or other travel maladies. Here are some of the travel medications that you should pack when traveling.

Deep Vein Thrombosis Medications

Deep vein thrombosis is a potentially fatal medical condition that entails development of blood clots in the leg. For a long time, this condition has been called the “economy class syndrome”. However, it’s common among people that take long-haul flights with restricted movement. Aspirin is a great medication to carry if you have a history of developing this medical condition. Even if you have a medical condition like active cancer, estrogen use, or blood clots, you should carry this medication.

Motion Sickness Medication

This condition is caused by abnormal and irregular motion. This disturbs balance organs in the inner ear and the discordant signals from the eyes and the balance mechanisms. Dizziness, nausea, cold perspiration, and headaches follow this disturbance. Bonine and Dramamine are the most common medications for motion sickness. Transderm Scop can also be used to reduce motion sickness.

Sleeping Medications

Some people find sleeping during a flight challenging. That’s because of cramped seats, cabin noise, and constant interruptions. To deal with this challenge, some travelers use medications that keep them asleep during the flight. Nevertheless, try out the medication at home first to know your body’s reaction towards it.

Prescription Drugs

There are prescription drugs like Ambien with sleep-inducing power. These work without causing a groggy feeling upon arrival. Ambien is also less addictive.

These are just some of the travel medications that you may want to try. Nevertheless, remember that every medication has its side effects. Therefore, talk to your doctor before you try any travel medication.  

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