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What is generally included in an airline medical kit, are there things that I should bring along myself to supplement the kit just in case?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
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In brief: Answer from 1999

From 1999 aafp article(http://www.
Aafp.Org/afp/1999/0901/p801.Html):sphygmomanometer (blood pressure meter), stethoscope, oropharyngeal airway, syringes, hypodermic needles, 50% dextrose injection, epinephrine, IV Diphenhydramine (allergy), Nitroglycerin (chest pain). Also, defibrillator likely now.O2 on request likely w fee. Varies by airline, country.What to bring depends on your health problems.

In brief: Answer from 1999

From 1999 aafp article(http://www.
Aafp.Org/afp/1999/0901/p801.Html):sphygmomanometer (blood pressure meter), stethoscope, oropharyngeal airway, syringes, hypodermic needles, 50% dextrose injection, epinephrine, IV Diphenhydramine (allergy), Nitroglycerin (chest pain). Also, defibrillator likely now.O2 on request likely w fee. Varies by airline, country.What to bring depends on your health problems.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Excellent answer above. I would stress that it varies greatly. I was on a US airline recently that had oxygen, a defibrillator, and an outdated first aid kit; that was it. If you have any special needs, take whatever you need. Remember the liquids rule. If you need injectables, get doctor's note.
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