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Posted: 2/23/2016 2:14:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2016 2:44:03 AM EDT by HappyCamel]
Im trying to compile a list of medications with great utility, not strictly SHTF related, but stuff you dont want to be without if trying to cover all the bases.







Diphenhydramine





Loperamide




Rantadine



Meclizine



Doxycycline



Augmentin



Ciprofloxin



Bactrim





One of the quines

Ondensteron



Ephedrine



Iodine



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Link Posted: 2/23/2016 2:38:08 AM EDT
Metronidazole
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Motrin, Advil, or Aspirin
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 3:08:31 AM EDT
Aspirin would be the top of my list.
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Agreed. ASA should always be on the list.
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Motrin, Advil, or Aspirin
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Don't forget tylenol.
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Don't forget tylenol.
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Originally Posted By Idaholandho:
Motrin, Advil, or Aspirin


Don't forget tylenol.

Oil of clove as well?
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 1:16:27 PM EDT
An epi auto-injector. There is about 1 mL or more in the injector, you just have to jailbreak it to use it more than once.

Viscous lidocaine. Several applications… topical, oral and mix for GI cocktail (mix with Mylanta and donnatal)

Milk of Magnesia

Antifungal foot powder and cream
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 1:17:20 PM EDT
Advil and Motrin are the same.
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I think they were trying to be funny.
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:

  I think they were trying to be funny.
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By GypsyDoc:
Advil and Motrin are the same.

  I think they were trying to be funny.


No, I wasn't, I meant to throw Tylenol in.  In any event my point was NSAID should be on your list at the top and was surprised it wasn't listed at all.
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Originally Posted By Idaholandho:
No, I wasn't, I meant to throw Tylenol in.  In any event my point was NSAID should be on your list at the top and was surprised it wasn't listed at all.
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:


Originally Posted By GypsyDoc:

Advil and Motrin are the same.


  I think they were trying to be funny.





No, I wasn't, I meant to throw Tylenol in.  In any event my point was NSAID should be on your list at the top and was surprised it wasn't listed at all.




 
I think it was me projecting my 10 year supply of cheap Costco naproxen
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:

  I think it was me projecting my 10 year supply of cheap Costco naproxen
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Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By Idaholandho:
Originally Posted By HappyCamel:
Originally Posted By GypsyDoc:
Advil and Motrin are the same.

  I think they were trying to be funny.


No, I wasn't, I meant to throw Tylenol in.  In any event my point was NSAID should be on your list at the top and was surprised it wasn't listed at all.

  I think it was me projecting my 10 year supply of cheap Costco naproxen

You too?
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 5:31:00 PM EDT
Instead of viscous Lidocaine, just get 2%. Easier to obr=tain and can be used for the noted items above plus.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 11:16:41 PM EDT
guaifenesin
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment - ophthalmic
Docusate
lots of multivitamins
SILVADENE Cream
Hydrocortisone cream

Link Posted: 2/25/2016 5:47:53 PM EDT
How about coconut oil?

Can be used for dental health, a moisturizer, and immune system boosting.  I decided to experiment with Pulling with a SHTF solution since I have had abscesses in the past and and it has seemed to work for me.  I had a fractured tooth for weeks and it did not get infected.  My dentist said that whatever I was doing in general was working for me as I had a significantly improved mouth from before I started.  I finally told her I was coconut pulling and she said that she'd heard of it and thought it was a good idea. Pulling takes time, so I just get up a little earlier and watch some news while I'm doing it.

I have a compromised immune system, so I started to add some to my coffee in the hopes that it boosts my system.  That one is more difficult to prove the benefits for me (I never really got sick much in the past), but I'm satisfied that the oral hygiene works, so why not?

The psoriasis thread apparently got locked in this section for some reason, even though there was medical treatment suggestions.  I thought of this after it was locked.  Some places suggest the use of coconut oil as a moisturizer for psoriasis and it seems to help with the plaque and the dryness.  I haven't tried it yet for, but if the SHTF, I'll need something when I run out of my prescriptions.

I have friends who also use it for cooking, although I have not done that yet either.

I also stock up on (generics):

  • Naproxen sodium and Tylonol for pain

  • Zirtech, Clariton and Musinex for allergies

  • Airborne and Tylenol Flu for colds

Link Posted: 3/10/2016 1:29:05 PM EDT
Additions to OP's list:

Biaxin and/or Zithromax
Clindamycin
Rubbing alcohol
Promethazine
Contact lens saline (or eye wash)
Double or triple antibiotic ointment
Sudafed
Nondrowsy antihistamine of choice
Hydrocortisone cream
Medrol dosepak


Link Posted: 3/14/2016 9:13:39 PM EDT
Is there any way y'all could explain the uses of this stuff for us non-medical, but really interested types?
Link Posted: 3/14/2016 9:21:42 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By FB41:
Is there any way y'all could explain the uses of this stuff for us non-medical, but really interested types?
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Some of it isn't that simple...  

Google each substance for a good explanation





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Has Benadryl been mentioned?


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Some of it isn't that simple...  

Google each substance for a good explanation

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Originally Posted By EXPY37:
Originally Posted By FB41:
Is there any way y'all could explain the uses of this stuff for us non-medical, but really interested types?


Some of it isn't that simple...  

Google each substance for a good explanation



I figured that out already. I was kinda hoping to reduce the amount of trying to decipher the medical jargon and terminology.

How about maybe the stuff that IS simple to explain?
Link Posted: 3/15/2016 7:48:14 PM EDT
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I figured that out already. I was kinda hoping to reduce the amount of trying to decipher the medical jargon and terminology.

How about maybe the stuff that IS simple to explain?
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Originally Posted By FB41:
Originally Posted By EXPY37:
Originally Posted By FB41:
Is there any way y'all could explain the uses of this stuff for us non-medical, but really interested types?


Some of it isn't that simple...  

Google each substance for a good explanation



I figured that out already. I was kinda hoping to reduce the amount of trying to decipher the medical jargon and terminology.

How about maybe the stuff that IS simple to explain?




The OTC stuff is sorta simple, just read the labels...

The antibiotics and stuff don't lend themselves to what you want...

Sort of like flying a plane in IMC, not something you hop into and go...


Very much worth the effort to learn about as much as you can...



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Originally Posted By FB41:


I figured that out already. I was kinda hoping to reduce the amount of trying to decipher the medical jargon and terminology.

How about maybe the stuff that IS simple to explain?
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Originally Posted By FB41:
Originally Posted By EXPY37:
Originally Posted By FB41:
Is there any way y'all could explain the uses of this stuff for us non-medical, but really interested types?


Some of it isn't that simple...  

Google each substance for a good explanation



I figured that out already. I was kinda hoping to reduce the amount of trying to decipher the medical jargon and terminology.

How about maybe the stuff that IS simple to explain?


Google can explain a lot of the stuff listed, most of it is fairly simple in concept.  Deciding what to use, when, and dose/duration of therapy can be a bit more complex, especially for antibiotics.
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Originally Posted By NAK:
guaifenesin
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment - ophthalmic
Docusate
lots of multivitamins
SILVADENE Cream
Hydrocortisone cream

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Way back in one of my wilderness medical classes, they recommended double antibiotic cream/ointment instead of the triple.  Supposedly there was reasonable rate of reaction to the third antibiotic, and when you could be hours/days from a hospital or trauma center the potential for a reaction was not deemed worth the extra coverage.

Thoughts?  Bunk?  Finding double is somewhat of a chore.
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Originally Posted By D_J:

Way back in one of my wilderness medical classes, they recommended double antibiotic cream/ointment instead of the triple.  Supposedly there was reasonable rate of reaction to the third antibiotic, and when you could be hours/days from a hospital or trauma center the potential for a reaction was not deemed worth the extra coverage.

Thoughts?  Bunk?  Finding double is somewhat of a chore.
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Originally Posted By NAK:
guaifenesin
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment - ophthalmic
Docusate
lots of multivitamins
SILVADENE Cream
Hydrocortisone cream


Way back in one of my wilderness medical classes, they recommended double antibiotic cream/ointment instead of the triple.  Supposedly there was reasonable rate of reaction to the third antibiotic, and when you could be hours/days from a hospital or trauma center the potential for a reaction was not deemed worth the extra coverage.

Thoughts?  Bunk?  Finding double is somewhat of a chore.


Neomycin sensitivity is fairly common.  I usually recommend double.  Generic/store brand can be hard to find, but most everyone carries Polysporin.
Link Posted: 4/4/2016 2:25:37 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheGrayMan:
They're talking about the Neomycin ingredient... And they're correct.  It is very sensitizing, and I have figures as high as 20-30% reaction rate to it in the population.  

I recommend Bacitracin instead.
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They're talking about the Neomycin ingredient... And they're correct.  It is very sensitizing, and I have figures as high as 20-30% reaction rate to it in the population.  

I recommend Bacitracin instead.

Originally Posted By rxdawg:
Neomycin sensitivity is fairly common.  I usually recommend double.  Generic/store brand can be hard to find, but most everyone carries Polysporin.

Great, thanks guys.
Link Posted: 4/14/2016 2:35:27 PM EDT
Benzocaine (i.e. Chiggerex)

Monofloral honey

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda)

NaCl
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 12:28:49 PM EDT
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Double post
Link Posted: 4/15/2016 12:30:27 PM EDT
My family and I always have used Excedrin for migraines, or minor pains. It has a boost of caffeine that most headache meds don't have. Morphine is in my bags as well, though not a med accessible to the general public. Too bad the epi-pens aren't available without a prescription, seems to common a issue not to have one
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zofran - non narcotic anti-nausea.  Nothing worse than a puking kid on vacation or a road trip

Imodium or similar anti-diarrhea med
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 12:48:54 PM EDT
A PA I work with gave me a great suggestion the other day… Benznoatate (tessalon perle). Not only is it a good cough suppressant, but he said if you have someone experiencing tooth pain, they can chew the little capsules, breaking them open, and numb the pain. Just make sure nothing is swallowed and thoroughly spit out.
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Diphenhydramine
Prednisone
Epinephrine
Atropine
Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid
Doxycycline
Metronidazole
Clindamycin
Cefpodoxime
Enrofloxacin
Triple antibiotic ointment
Furosemide
Ibuprofen
Acetaminophen
Aspirin
Injectable lidocaine
Lidocaine gel
Carafate
Famotidine
Ondansetron
Metoclopramide
Miconazole lotion
Itraconazole
Hydrocodone bitartrate
Miralax
Lactated ringers
Hypertonic saline
IV sets / catheter materials
Potassium
Insulin
Fenbendazole
Injectable Midazolam
Hydromorphone
Propofol
Ketamine
ET tube
Ambubag
Betadine
Chlorohexidine scrub
Alcohol
Prednisilone acetate ophthalmic drops
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Afrin/oxymetazoline
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Narcan, you can get it without a prescription for under 20.00
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Xanax or Valium - tranq or knock someone out when needed (not for weird stuff)
Any opiates - major pain relief
Modafinil - stay awake/alert for 24 hrs per pill or reduce sleep requirements to 2-3 hrs per day for extended periods
Tramadol - mid strength pain reliever. Also allows for extended cardio or heavy lifting until muscle system failure,
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