My pharma-kit, a variation of Austere Provisions Company’s kit

I read Yancey Harrington’s LMS Defense blog article on a “different kind of trauma kit.”  Based on opinions and direction of Mike Griffin of Austere Provisions Company, Harrington provided a great overview and why you should have some over-the-counter drugs with you.

The pharma-kit thus far.

I visited the local drug store and grabbed everything I needed.  I initially started to make small individual packets using a vintage FoodSaver, but it got old fast. The following was my shopping list.  Just buy generic – it’s the same stuff.

-Acetaminophen 500mg 12 Packets of 2 (Compare to Tylenol)
-Aspirin 325mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Bayer)
-Ibuprofen 200mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Motrin)
-Phenylephrene HCL 5mg 18 Packets of 2 (Compare to Sudafed PE)
-Diphenhydramine 25mg 18 Packets of 1 (Compare to Benadryl)
-Loratadine 10mg 3 Packets of 1 (Compare to Claritin)
-Alamag Plus 24 Packets of 2 (Compare to Maalox Plus)
-Loperamide HCL 2mg 12 Packets of 1 (Compare to Imodium AD)
-Meclizine Hydrochloride 25mg 3 Packets of 1 (Compare to Dramamine Less Drowsy)
-Cold Relief Multi-Component Tablet 12 Packets of 2
-Zantac 75 6 Packets of 1
-NoDoz 200mg 9 Packets of 2
-Talnaftate 1% 12 Packets of cream (Compare to Tinactin)
-Assorted Flavors of Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Solution 6 Packets for mixing with 16oz of water each

I added an extra pair of contact lenses, saline solution and Alka-Seltzer.  I really don’t need Alka-Seltzer since it’s covered by the acetaminophen, aspirin, and Maalox Plus, but the fizzy action does sooth the sour stomach faster.  In place of Maalox, I used Gaviscon instead since I’ve personally experienced positive results.  In place of Phenylephrene, I went ahead and asked for Pseudoephedrine.  I have to hit two stores to buy the amount I want…  I’m also contemplating on Ephedrine HCl for any minor asthma problems I may encounter.  I found some Crystal Light drink mix, but I have yet to try it out.

I also added a sheet with pill description, dosage and generic name in two kits that I managed to make.  If you do not want to make your own kit, you can buy it here.

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4 Comments on “My pharma-kit, a variation of Austere Provisions Company’s kit”

  1. October 3, 2010 at 2:27 pm #

    +1 for Gaviscon
    Vitalyte is also pretty tasty, IMO. It’s usually the brand used in half marathons/marathons.

  2. October 4, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I just throw a bunch of OTC stuff in an empty pill bottle in my day bag.

    Generic Benadryl
    Generic Claritin

    My allergies also suck.

  3. HJ
    September 14, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Dude, quit playing with the Sudafed PE equivalent. It’s useless. Take it from a guy who’s had allergies for 39 years. Get the real stuff you have to ask the pharmacist for.

    • September 14, 2011 at 11:19 am #

      Agreed. That’s exactly what I did with my kit ;).

      Allergies suck.

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