Store in a cool, dry place High temperatures and direct sunlight have an adverse effect on medicine. For this reason, your first-aid kit must always be kept in a shady, cool place (not on the parcel rack while driving through the Karoo).
Keep out of reach of little hands You wouldn’t dream of letting small children explore the contents of the first-aid kit at home, so keep it out of reach while on holiday as well.
What’s today’s date? Because medicine doesn’t last forever, have a good look at all the expiry dates before departing from home. Replace all expired medication.
That’s not all The above list is the minimum that you need to take along on holiday. Complement it with medication for asthma or allergies should anyone in the family need it. Also remember to make sure beforehand whether you need particular medication, such as malaria tablets, for specific areas.