In Case of Blackout: What Drugs Should be in the First Aid Kit

In case of a blackout, we advise you to stock up on the necessary medicines. We tell you what you should have in your home first aid kit.

What medications should be in the home first aid kit in case of a blackout?

This list is short, but it’s important that you have these medications at home:

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (these are pain relievers, antipyretics, and anti-inflammatories) – Nurofen (Ibuprofen), Paracetamol, Nimesil (your choice).
  • A broad-spectrum antibiotic is best if it is “Azithromycin” since it is the most versatile. Also – “Levomycetin”, “Nifuroxazid”.

Antibiotics in Ukraine are sold only with a prescription, so it is better to discuss this issue with your family doctor in advance and buy these drugs for the future.

  • For vomiting – “Metoclopramide”, “Cerucal”, and “Motilium” in tablets; you can also put in the first aid kit an ampoule of “Cerucal” and a syringe of 2 ml.
  • For diarrhea – a few capsules of Imodium are.
  • For otitis – ear drops Otipax.
  • For severe allergies – “Dexamethasone” in ampoules.

Important: if you constantly take medication, you need to buy the necessary drugs at least a month in advance.

We also advise you to find out in advance about the list of pharmacies in your city or area that will be open during a prolonged power outage.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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