If you’re like most people, you’ve packed a disaster kit – but there’s always room for improvement. These are seven medications you need to store in an emergency preparedness bag.

7 Over-the-Counter Medications Every Disaster Kit Needs

While your regular medications need to go into your disaster preparedness bag, these are seven more you shouldn’t go without:

  • Antibiotic ointment, such as Neosporin or Bacitracin
  • Hydrocortisone cream for rashes, itches and some bug bites
  • Imodium
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Benadryl for allergic reactions
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Tums or other antacids

Each of these medications has different storage requirements, so your best bet is to keep them in their original packaging (you don’t have much of a choice with antibiotic ointment and other creams, anyway) and then seal them in clear plastic sandwich bags before you put them in your disaster kit.

What About Prescription Medications?

In many cases, insurance companies aren’t too big on giving you “extra” medication to put in a disaster preparedness kit. However, you may be able to ask for a three-month supply at a time for some medications. If you can, put the extras in your preparedness kit and swap them out the next time you refill your prescription. You can also ask your doctor what to do if you’re on prescription medications that you will need in case of an emergency – he or she might be able to help you get enough for your kit in case anything happens.

Do You Need to Talk to a Disaster Remediation Expert in Ann Arbor?

If you’ve had a disaster, whether it’s water damagefire damage or something else, we may be able to help you start moving forward again.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.