While travelling keep your medications cool and dry. Hot or damp conditions may cause them to deteriorate.

Carry a supply of medications in your hand luggage. Illness can strike at any time and luggage can go astray.

Many of the medications listed in this booklet are available on doctor’s prescription only. These medications will resolve many travellers’ health issues quickly when professional advice isn’t available. However, these guidelines are not intended to replace advice from a qualified medical practitioner.

These instructions are not written with pregnant women or children under 12 years of age in mind. Many of the drugs listed are not suitable for these travellers. Discuss alternatives with your travel doctor or GP.

Read the instructions carefully before taking any medication.

Avoid sharing medications with fellow travellers. They may have allergies of which you are unaware and you may need the medications yourself later.

Always keep in mind that if you have visited a malaria-infected area, any fever could be malaria.

Carry instructions, medications, and your personal authorisation information included at the beginning of this guide, together.

Keep a written record of what medications you take and their dosage to show a doctor if necessary.

Always keep medications out of reach of children.

Travellers with chronic or complex pre-existing medical conditions should carry an introductory letter from their own GP or specialist in case they need to consult a doctor overseas. Those with a known heart abnormality should carry their most recent ECG heart tracing.