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Re: Prescription medicines for first aid kit
demerol is contra-indicated for head injures as may increase intracranial pressure. In general morphine sulfate is a safer drug and more likely to be tolerated by more people. Can be used for myocardial infarction and. pain control in setting of trauma . May also wish to think about Ultram/tramadol. not sedating and not respiratory suppressant like the opiates. If I broke an arm and was single handing don' t think I'd be keen on being doped up. Believe promethazine supp. may need to be refrigerated. for IV hydration - Lactated ringers. Would take rocephin if only one antibiotic. broad spectrum. relatively low risk of side effects IMHO. also would take acyclovir ( singles etc) or other antiviral and antibiotic for ocular use.