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Corona News: What medication should I have in the house

Respirators, disinfectants and many different medications – people want to be prepared and start hoarding. But drug hamstering is a fatal mistake. Why? Medicines also have an expiry date. As a result, the medication has to be disposed of after it has been stored for too long and it is not available elsewhere – although it is urgently needed. The solution: adequate equipment. We reveal how:

It's better this way

First of all, it should be made clear that everyone should of course have the medication at home that was prescribed for him or her. The German Pharmaceutical Society (DPhG), the Disaster Pharmacy Working Group, recommends patients with long-term medication to keep the need in stock for about one to two weeks. In addition to these drugs, a well-stocked household pharmacy is of course also important, and it looks like this:

I should have these drugs in the house

The Federal Institute for Civil Protection and Disaster Protection recommends that you have the following preparations in your medicine cabinet (by the way, this also applies regardless of the corona situation):

  • personal medication prescribed by a doctor
  • Cold remedies
  • Pain reliever and antipyretic
  • Remedies for diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • Anti-insect bites and sunburn
  • Electrolytes to compensate for fluid loss
  • Medical thermometer
  • Splinter tweezers
  • Skin disinfectant
  • Wound disinfectant
  • Bandage material (gauze compress, bandage scissors, plasters, bandages, triangular cloth)

Everything checked off? Then you can now sit back and relax, because you are well equipped. Speaking of which: If you are wondering whether you need a mouthguard at all, we have the answer for you here. We also have four health tips that are more effective than vitamin tablets.

Stay healthy and take care of yourself!

Sources used: Federal Institute for Civil Protection and Disaster Protection, German Pharmaceutical Society

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