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Travel Health Tips: Digestive Health

Travel Health Tips – Digestive Health

Feeling ill while you travel can spoil your whole trip.

Pharmasave Summerland has a few digestive health items for your travel toolkit:

Loperamide HCl (Immodium) – used to control and relieve the symptoms of acute diarrhea (traveler’s diarrhea). Dehydration due to diarrhea can be dangerous so treatment of this symptom is important for overall health.

Activated Charcoal (capsules) – Taking activated charcoal by mouth is useful for trapping drugs and other types of chemicals to stop poisoning. It is also useful for reducing gas and bloating.

Saccharomyces boulardii (probiotic) – interferes with the ability of pathogens to colonize and infect the intestinal mucosa. This probiotic makes your gut inhospitable for bad bacteria and parasites.

Nux Vomica (homeopathic preparation) – relieves nausea and cramps from indigestion, especially after excessive eating or drinking coffee or alcohol.

Arsenicum Album (homeopathic preparation) – used for vomiting & burning diarrhea from eating spoiled food (food poisoning).  Again, avoiding dehydration is crucial to good health.

These are just a few remedies available at Pharmasave Summerland that you may wish to include in your luggage before taking a trip. Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland, or book a travel health clinic appointment with us, to learn more about how you can stay healthy while you travel.


Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor