List of medicines and medical materials.

List of medicines that should be on board. Depending on your country, some medicines will not be available and you will have to look for analogues. This article lists the list of medicines that can be found in Italy, because authors from there.


Wide spectrum: Aumentin 1 g. - tablets. Bactrin Forte - tablets

Strong: Ceftriaxone - ampoules

Topical use: Bactroban - ointment. Streptosil - powder


Buscopan - tablets and candles


Nimesulide tablets and sachets

Voltaren - tablets and ampoules.


Tramadolo - drops


Urbason - ampoules.


Urugol - ampoules.


Fargan and / or Polaramin - ointment

Aerius pills

Against nausea and seasickness

Xamamina - tablets

Plasil - tablets and ampoules.

Intestinal Disinfectants


Imodium (blocks intestinal motility)

Sometimes you may need a medication sold in the area where the infection is found.


Canesten - ointment, powder or spray.


Industrial dose of Tachipirina or Panadol. You can buy them everywhere.

Cardiazol - cough drops.

Pills for throat and rinsing type Froben.

Lasonil or Reparil Gel - for bruises.

Voltaren Emurgel - for local injuries and inflammations.

Foille - ointment or spray for burns.

Katoxyn - spray for burns.

Fitostimoline - gauze with ointment for tightening wounds.

Exotin - antibiotic eye drops, Betabioptal - cortisone eye drops, antibiotic drops.

Xantervit- ophthalmic ointment for corneal damage, Dariscol - drops for dry eyes (do not underestimate the effect of the sun and wind on the eyes)

Otalgan - ear drops.

Betadin - disinfectant soap.

Ricospray is a silicone spray to prevent wound infections.

Mom - powder and shampoo against lice (who knows ...)

Combactrin - pills against intestinal parasites.

Amuchina - bottle and / or Euclorina - bags, sterilize water for washing fresh vegetables.

A tube of sealing paste for teeth (ask your dentist).

Lariam or Malarone - for malaria.

For the treatment of wounds and injuries, various disinfectants are required: iodine, hydrogen peroxide, ammonia. Well disinfects chlorine solution.

Plasters of various sizes and in rolls for fixing drugs. (White paper patches are best kept in a hot climate).

Bactericidal patches, bandages of different widths, elastic bandage, sterile bandages (in large quantities), tubular nets, for fixing bandages on limbs and fingers, cotton wool and cotton swabs.

Some surgical instruments: Coker clamp, needle holder, scissors, a pair of disposable scalpels (one flat, one pointed), surgical threads with needles and holders, Steril Streep patches.

Different materials: tires for limbs and fingers, latex gloves, gauze bandages, different syringes, a hemostat, a thermometer, a hot-water bottle for hot (or cold) water, some porous rubber, spray freezing or in bags, used by dentists, and at least a pack condoms In addition to safe sex is one of the few things that can protect the bandage on the wounded finger from getting wet.

In addition to all this huge pile of things, books can help you to make a diagnosis and if you don’t solve the problem, then at least block it before arriving at a place where there is a doctor or hospital. The following books are specially written for medical cases on board:

E.CARLETTI, Emergenze mediche in navigazione, Pisa, Nistri Lischi, 1997.

C.RANDONNEE R.AVENTURE, La medecine du voyage, Cenon Cedex, Loisirs Nautiques Editions, 1991

R. HAWORTH, First aid afloat, Arundel (WS), Fernhurst Books, 2001

And finally: Come girare il mondo salvaguardando la propria e i’altrui salute (How to travel the world, preserving your health and the health of others.) Giorgio Caprotti, released by Minerva Medica. Very useful for familiarizing yourself with the possible dangers of disease in the places where you are going. And if you are not too suspicious, this is also interesting reading, with a lot of useful information.

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