The Regional Health Directorate stresses the need for the population to abide by the recommendations issued and those of health professionals during heat, holidays and travel.
In the case of vacations, one such alert has to do with being careful to take your medication.
• Inform yourself in advance if you travel abroad, in particular at a traveller’s consultation, which may require vaccinations or other medications;
• Take the medicines you normally take, in the original packaging, including information leaflets, in sufficient quantities for the trip, taking into account possible unforeseen circumstances;
Bring a list of the medicines you usually take, with the trade name, active ingredient, dosage, or dosage form – tablet, syrup, suppository, etc., as well as copies of prescriptions or a statement from your doctor, preferably in English, who prescribe medications and the need for medication;
• Take analgesics (for pain), antipyretics (for fever), anti-diarrheals, medicines for nausea, antihistamines for allergies and bug bites, oral rehydration solutions, first aid kits, sunscreens and sunscreens, plus recommended medicines, depending on destinations
• Transporting medicines in isothermal bags, and medicines stored at temperatures between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius, in isothermal refrigerated bags.
• When traveling by plane, take medicines in your hand luggage.
• Do not leave medicines in the car exposed to heat;
• Keep the usual intervals for taking the medication, even if there are changes in the time zone.
The Regional Health Directorate stresses that people with chronic diseases should enjoy their vacation without forgetting the usual medication.
This will be important to prevent compensating his illness and the deterioration of his health.”
Regional Directorate of Health
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