Just Say Yes

Mar 11, 2010
Outside
Outside Magazine

Prescription drugs may be cheap in developing countries, but there's a good chance they're also counterfeit (especially in South Asia). Your best bet is to have your doctor pre-prescribe a few for you—like these three, which we never leave home without. But always remember to bring your scrips with you. A Ziploc full of Percoset just might raise a few eyebrows at the border.

PAIN
Ask for: Oxycodone
What for: Takes the edge off debilitating pain

INFECTIONS "BELOW THE WAIST"
Ask for: Ciprofloxacin
What for: Diarrhea and urinary-tract infections

INFECTIONS "ABOVE THE WAIST"
Ask for: Azithromycin
What for: Ear and upper-respiratory infections

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