Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-03-2009, 19:39   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: caribbean winter, Durango,CO summer
Boat: Nordhavn 5740
Posts: 455
Images: 4
Prescription drugs needed for offshore?

i have a doctor friend that will write me prescriptions for any drug that i might need while sailing offshore and am away from pharmacy's. any thoughts as to what i might want (and what its for) to have on hand? the offshore sailing will not be longer than a month at a time. thanks
gbanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-03-2009, 21:22   #2

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 15,129
If you search for "offshore medical kit" you'll probably find the older threads discussing what to keep in the kit, including meds.

Part of your own decision has to be your own comfort zones, concerns about allergies, and whether you are chosing things strictly for personal use, or considering strangers who may be crewing on board.

Antibiotics, pain killers...and apparently in the US, you need a script to get Silvadene, the dressing of choice for serious burns. Your pharmacist or doctor should be able to discuss specific choices with you (i.e. which antibiotics) and then you can research them before making your decisions. For instance, penicillin types are inexpensive--but there are a lot of allergic reactions to them. Others may be very expensive, but safer bets.

There are also specific antibiotics in "optical grade" for use in the eye. In case you get conjunctivitis, or debris in the eye.

Then there's your teeth...what to do if a filling comes out, or teeth are knocked out.

"Wilderness medicine" is another term that will bring up useful information, being stranded in the Great North is pretty much the same as being 1000 miles offshore.
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Far Offshore is Offshore? Jay Jennings General Sailing Forum 57 30-03-2017 14:16
Urgent, CL41 Offshore transom measurements needed Soft Air Monohull Sailboats 3 10-02-2009 15:16
Prescription Medications Russ Health, Safety & Related Gear 6 29-09-2008 11:09
Subscription Prescription Ex-Calif Off Topic Forum 9 24-06-2007 22:45
Offshore losses NoTies The Sailor's Confessional 4 01-01-2006 14:53

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:31.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.