I want to have an emergency medical kit IN MY CAR, in case of disaster, that includes medications I take daily & PRN; all are pills or capsules. Summers where I live are very hot & humid; will my medications be compromised?? How can I be prepared for disasters then have to run around the house to get my medications?? even if they are all in one place? what if i was at work or on the road?? PLEAse help me with this dilemma; meds would be like tylenol advil, laxatives vitamind=s something for nausea, itching etc
I had some in my car and they melted... so what I did was make a few kits(kept my old prescription bottles instead of throwing out when refilling). I have a kit in my kitchen, one in my desk at work, and one "to go." I do keep a few things in my purse and make sure I don't leave my purse in my car if I'm not in it w a/c on or something in really hot weather.
Unfortunately the heart and humidity will effect your meds. Putting them in an insulated bag may help. And keeping the bag inside the car as opposed to the trunk would probably be best. Why don't you ask your pharmacist for suggestions. A lot of volunteer ems and firefighters keep "go bags" in their vehicles, especially in rural areas, to save time. Perhaps you could check with your local firehouse and see what type of equipment they use. Don't be shy. I can assure you they've answered much stranger questions for people!
I have a small metallic bottle that attaches to my key chain. I keep some of my breakthrough pain meds in there because pain can hit at any time any place.
As for the car it goes way above recommended temp for most meds. Lisa was right, ask your pharmacist if there is some insulated container he could reccomend. Also, it would probably be best to keep it in the trunk to prevent it from being stolen.
If you want to try you could get a small igloo container and put a thermometer in it. Put it in the trunk and one day when you get in and the car is really hot go to the trunk and see what the thermometer in the igloo container reads.
There may be a better cooler than igloo. As we age we lose touch with new products and think of things we used.
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