I made a post over at www.MatadorTravel.com about important documents that travelers should carry with them and was just asked to re-post that item overe here:
In my job, I see a lot of sick people. Having access to their medical records and history are very important and help speed up the process of seeking medical care. I wanted to make a list of things travelers should carry with them, related to their medical history and conditions…
A LIST OF ALL MEDICATIONS CURRENTLY TAKEN
This should include the medication names, doses and frequency you take them. Also, a copy of your prescription should be included, in case you lose your supply and need to arrange for more. A translation of tis list into the local language might also be a good idea. Don’t forget to include any herbal, over-the-counter or suppliments you may be taking.
This is important, especially if you are traveling in areas know for diseases such as Yellow Fever or participating in a special event that has requirements, such as Hajj. The World Health Organization offers a