Best Survival Medicine & Medications For Health Care, Emergencies, Survival & Doomsday Preppers

Best Survival Medicine & Medications For Stockpiling

Survival Medicine

Every Doomsday Prepper should stockpile survival medicine and medications for medical conditions and illnesses known to occur frequently in disasters.  This page includes medicines and medications that are recommended by Dr. Ryan Chamberlin (trauma surgeon and author) in 
a long term survival scenario. 

Why you might need it

In a Doomsday end of the world survival scenario, preppers may not have access to doctors and medicines. Having the most important medicines and medications on hand could mean the difference between life and death in a survival situation when there is no long term access to doctors and modern medicine other than what supplies you have on hand.  Below is a list prescription and non-prescription medicine and medications that would be important to have in a long term survival situation whether you Bug-In or Bug-Out.  If you are a prepper looking to find the most important medicines and medications to stockpile, look over the list below to see if you might be missing any that you may want to have on hand.

The list of survival medicines and medications was created in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Chamblin, trauma surgeon and author of the medical survival books that I highly recommend called Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: First Aid Kit Building and Mini Med School for Preppers and The Prepper Pages.   Note that the items below come in different quantities and sizes and from different suppliers.  This list should assist preppers in determining some items that they currently may not have but desire to stockpile.  The medications below are what I have and/or would purchase for myself.  Decide for yourself what sizes, quantities, and suppliers are right for you if you determine that you need any of these medicines or medical items.

Radiation Survival Medicine & Medications

Poison Control Survival Medicine & Medications

Anti Parasite Survival Medicine & Medications

Burn & Blister Survival Medicine & Medications

Rehydration Survival Medicine & Medications

Blood Sugar Survival Medicine & Medications

Infection Survival Medicine & Medications

  • Bacitracin Zinc Ointment 1 Oz / 28 G (Pack of 4) (Single antibiotic containing Bacitracin Zinc.  Better value than Polysporin and Neosporin, and also does not contain the active ingredient in Neosporin which some people are allergic to.  Many dermatologists will just recommend Bacitracin (with Zinc) since Bacitracin is least likely to cause any allergic reactions as compared to Polysporin and Neosporin.
  • Polysporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment 1-Ounce (Double antibiotic containing Bacitracin Zinc and Polymyxin B Sulfate.  Does not contain Neomycin which is included in Neosporin ointment.  Because Neomycin can cause allergic reactions in some individuals, dermatologists and many plastic surgeons do not want their patients using Neosporin, and instead recommend Polysporin to heal cuts and scars.)
  • Neosporin First Aid Antibiotic Ointment Maximum Strength Pain Relief, 1-Ounce (Triple antibiotic containing Bacitracin Zinc, Polymyxin B Sulfate, and Neomycin).  You can treat or prevent a wider range of bacterial infections by using Neosporin.  However, if you are allergic to Neomycin, your wounds will not heal, the area will turn red likely over a period of days, and you may mistakenly think you need to use more Neosporin, when Polysporin or Bacitracin Zinc would work to heal the wound).
  • See this Fish Antibiotics listing for detailed information, videos, and sources for antibiotics.

Insect Bites & Poisonous Plants Survival Medicine & Medications (plus Skin irritation, inflammation and redness, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and severe allergic reactions to food or insect bites)

  • EpiPen (Epinephrine - Prescription Only) for Anaphylactic shock.  Note:  Most doctors will prescribe this if you ask for it since it is so useful to save lives from severe allergic reactions.

Pain Survival Medicine & Medications

Eye Survival Medicine & Medications

Stress Survival Medicine & Medications

Altitude Sickness Survival Medicine & Medications

  • Diamox (acetazolamide) - Prescription Only

Dental Survival Medicine & Medications

Local Anesthesia For Suturing Wounds & Minor Surgery

(Note:  See this Suture Kit listing for detailed information, videos, and sources for Suturing and using Lidocaine & Bupivacaine)
  • 1% Lidocaine (with or without epinephrine) (NOTE: Only available with a prescription in the US)
  • Bupivacaine (NOTE: Only available with a prescription in the US)


For a great blog site on survival medicine, check out ThePrepperPages.

Important Note

To see more medical survival items that Dr. Ryan Chamberlin (trauma surgeon) recommends for preppers, click "Medical & Dental" in the navigation bar in the upper left. Please check back as this is a new web page and more medical items are added in continued collaboration with Dr. Chamberlin.

YouTube Videos

The following YouTube video shows you how to obtain prescription medications for survival medicine.

SurvivalMedicine #23 -- Obtaining Prescription Medications

The following YouTube video shows how to use honey to treat wounds.

Survival Medicine #19 -- Honey for Wounds

Caution & Warning

Use at your own risk. Please note that the information provided on this web page is for information only. and it's owner have no liability or responsibility for anyone stockpiling or using any items described on this web site including survival medicine.  It is recommended that you consult with your doctor before using or taking any medicine, medications, or items listed on this page or web site.