Essential medications

When stocking your emergency kit remember that shops and chemists may be closed or inadequately stocked for some time. Be sure you include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. Make sure it is all within its use-by date. Take any out-of-date medication to your local chemist for safe disposal.

Keep a list of medications, dosages, allergies, medical records, doctor’s names and contact numbers for nearby clinics and hospitals.

Include any aids required such as:

  • Batteries for hearing aids
  • Prescription glasses
  • Medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit)
  • Dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups)
  • Epipen


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