July 2016 eNewsletter
July 2016 eNewsletter

TRAVEL HEALTH

A getaway is the perfect way to unwind, discover new places and connect with loved ones. Whether you’re taking a road trip or an international voyage, these tips will help you maintain optimal health when away.

Prescription Medications

  • Get a full list of your medications from your Remedy’sRx Pharmacist. This is useful for customs, emergencies and in case items get lost.
  • Speak to us about how to adjust your medication schedule if you’re changing time zones.
  • Keep medications in their original packaging. Bring extra in case your trip gets unexpectedly extended.
  • Get a letter from your doctor for medications such as prescription pain pills or injection medicines.

Vaccinations

Consult a travel health specialist at least two months before you leave the country for any required immunizations. Remedy’sRx pharmacists specializing in travel health can recommend vaccinations and provide up-to-date travel advisories, medical tips and consular information for your itinerary.

Travel Health Kit

We can help you assemble a kit for your trip. Our Travel Health Checklist is a great resource for trip preparation.

Insect Bites

Insect bites can be more than just an itchy annoyance. Mosquitos may carry the West Nile Virus, Malaria or Zika virus. In forests and campgrounds, ticks may carry Lyme Disease. Pack insect repellent if you are travelling to these areas.

Travelling While Pregnant

Talk to your Remedy’sRx Pharmacist for great advice on how to keep your precious cargo safe.

Food Safety

Food and water-borne illnesses are the most common ailment for travellers. We can help you prevent Traveller's Diarrhea or recommend treatments in case you do get ill.

Travel Health Insurance

Out-of-province or out-of-country insurance is recommended as a part of trip planning.

Ask your Remedy’sRx Pharmacist for help with medication safety, disease prevention and special precautions so you can have a safe, healthy and enjoyable trip!


1 Reproduced with permission from the website of the Canadian Lung Association, www.lung.ca. All rights reserved.

2 Medication reviews are private, personalized consultations with your pharmacist to go over your medications and conditions. Medication reviews are a publically-funded service offered by most provincial health care plans.

The contents herein are for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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